A judge has dismissed the lawsuit from adult film worker Stormy Daniels against President Donald Trump and ordered that she pay the president’s attorney’s fees.
Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen plead guilty in August to breaking campaign finance laws in order to make the $130,000 payment to Clifford, and accused the president of ordering him to make the payment.
On Monday a federal judge dismissed the defamation lawsuit against the president.
“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,” said Trump counsel Charles Harder in an emailed statement.
“The amount of the award for President Trump’s attorney’s fees will be determined at a later date,” he added.
Re Judge’s limited ruling: Daniels’ other claims against Trump and Cohen proceed unaffected. Trump’s contrary claims are as deceptive as his claims about the inauguration attendance.
We will appeal the dismissal of the defamation cause of action and are confident in a reversal.
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) October 15, 2018