Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuit against Trump dismissed


Ms Daniels, whose given name is Stephanie Clifford, is an adult film actress who claims to have had an affair with the President in 2006 and says she was later threatened to keep quiet about the relationship.

The case is Clifford v. Trump, 18-cv-06893, U.S. District Court, Central District of California (Los Angeles).

Trump went on: "She will confirm the letter she signed!"

"I was very skeptical of her story and I was totally won over by the arguments she was making", McCain said.

Daniels's attorney, Michael Avenatti, called Trump a "disgusting misogynist" and an "embarrassment to the United States" in response. Trump's reference to Texas apparently stems from the judge citing a Texas law in dismissing the case brought by Daniels, a Texas resident.

Donald Trump's tweets can sometimes move markets, antagonize domestic rivals and worldwide allies and put the spotlight on friends and foes but turns out today that the social media platform cannot keep the President in court with Stormy Daniels.

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Before Daniels' revelation, she'd pack clubs with "middle-aged white guys [who] are usually Trump fans", she said.

Trump and a White House spokesperson have denied having an affair with Daniels.

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 attorney's fees will be determined at a later date", he added.

Upon unveiling the sketch, Stormy's lawyer, Avenatti, said they would pay a $100,000 reward for the identity of the man, and asked for tips to be sent to "The Court holds that Mr. Trump's tweet is "rhetorical hyperbole" and is protected by the First Amendment", Judge Otero said furthermore and telling of the state of political discourse in America in 2018. Trump later cast doubt on her alleged parking lot incident.

"No amount of spin or commentary by Stormy Daniels or her lawyer, Mr. Avenatti, can truthfully characterize today's ruling in any way other than total victory for President Trump and total defeat for Stormy Daniels", Trump's lawyer, Charles Harder, said in a statement.