Stormy Daniels will have to pay around 300 Grand to Donald Trump

Stormy Daniels will have to pay around 300 Grand to Donald Trump

Adult film star Stormy Daniels must pay $293,000 in legal fees President Trump after her case against him got dismissed.

In 2006, Stormy Daniels alleged that she had a one-night affair with President Donald Trump. She sued him earlier this year seeking to break a non-disclosure agreement she signed days before the 2016 election about the alleged affair as part of a $130,000 hush money settlement. 

Donald Trump had denied their affair and according to her alleged NDA deal, after five years Daniels spoke about it in public stating that she was threatened to keep quiet by a man she did not recognize in a Las Vegas parking lot. She also released a composite sketch of the mystery man.

She sued Trump for defamation after he responded to the allegation by tweeting: “A sketch years later about a nonexistent man. A total con job, playing the Fake News Media for Fools (but they know it)!”

Charles J. Harder, the president’s legal counsel, said in a statement “The U.S. District Court today ordered Stormy Daniels (real name Stephanie Clifford) to pay President Trump $292,052.33 to reimburse his attorneys’ fees (75% of his total legal bill), plus an additional $1,000 in sanctions to punish Daniels for having filed a meritless lawsuit against the President designed to chill his free speech rights,”

“The court’s order,” Harder said, “along with the court’s prior order dismissing Stormy Daniels’ defamation case against the President, together constitute a total victory for the President, and a total defeat for Stormy Daniels in this case.”

An attorney working for President Donald Trump has asked the court for Daniels to pay $800,000 for the failed defamation lawsuit against him. Charles Harder has stated that defended more than 500 hours his firm spent that rang up a nearly $390,000 legal bill for the president and asked for an equal amount in sanctions as a deterrent against a “repeat filer or frivolous defamation cases.”

“Charles Harder and Trump deserve each other because they are both dishonest,” Avenatti tweeted. “If Stormy has to pay $300k to Trump in the defamation case (which will never hold up on appeal) and Trump has to pay Stormy $1,500,000 in the NDA case (net $1,200,000 to Stormy), how is this a Trump win?” Michael Avenatti said.

“The court agrees with Mr. Trump’s argument because the tweet in question constitutes ‘rhetorical hyperbole’ normally associated with politics and public discourse in the U.S.,” U.S. District Judge S. James Otero said at the time. “The First Amendment protects this type of rhetorical statement.”

“The ruling also states that the President is entitled to an award of his attorneys’ fees against Stormy Daniels,” Harder said in a statement to Fox News following the judge’s order.