Published: Tue, October 16, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Federal Judge Dismisses Stormy Daniels’ Defamation Claim Against Trump

Federal Judge Dismisses Stormy Daniels’ Defamation Claim Against Trump

Daniels also mocked Trump by saying that she must've gotten to the portion of her book where she made fun of his penis while describing what it was like to have sex with him.

Ms Daniels's lawyer, Michael Avenatti tweeted to say his client would be appealing the judgment, adding he is "confident of a reversal".

In Monday's decision from S James Otero, a federal judge in the central district of California, it was found that "Mr Trump's statement constituted "rhetorical hyperbole" that is protected by the first amendment".

Daniels won't get the opportunity to amend her complaint to cure deficiencies, and what's more under Texas' anti-SLAPP statute, she now has to pay Trump's legal costs - perhaps a rubbing of salt in the wound to those who contributed to Daniels' legal defense fund.

"The amount of the award for President Trump's attorneys' fees will be determined at a later date". She then released a sketch of the man.

"Mr. Trump's tweet displays an incredulous tone, suggesting that the content of his tweet was not meant to be understood as a literal statement about the plaintiff", the ruling states.

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, says she had a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006.

Otero ruled that the billionaire Trump is entitled to have his lawyers' fees paid as part of the ruling. The US president called Daniels' story of being threatened a "total con job" and "Fake News". "Trump's contrary claims are as deceptive as his claims about the inauguration attendance", Avenatti wrote in a tweet that he appears to have later deleted.

A representative for first lady Melania Trump, whose "Be Best" campaign focuses on anti-cyberbullying efforts, did not immediately respond to HuffPost's request for comment.

Daniels is separately suing Trump and Cohen in an attempt to void a 2016 nondisclosure agreement that prevents her from speaking publicly about her alleged affair with Trump.

President Trump sparked a Twitter tiff with lawyer Michael Avenatti on Tuesday after calling his client Stormy Daniels "Horseface" while celebrating the ruling on her defamation lawsuit.

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