(Congress Report) – Stormy Daniels, the porn star at the core of the case that has led to the indictment and arraignment of former President Donald Trump, got smacked with some very bad news, courtesy of the 9th U.S. Circuit of Appeals. They reportedly ordered her to pay Trump an extra $121,962.56 in attorney fees on Tuesday. That’s going to put a fairly decent dent in her bank account.
Randy DeSoto from The Western Journal wrote that this new payment is dropped on top of the over $500,000 the court has already ordered her to pay, according to the former president’s attorney, Harmeet Dhillon.
“Congratulations to President Trump on this final attorney fee victory in his favor this morning. Collectively, our firm obtained over $600,000 in attorney fee awards in his favor in the meritless litigation initiated by Stormy Daniels,” Dhillon posted on Twitter.
Trump’s son, Eric Trump, also took to Twitter, posting, “[T]he 9th Circuit just awarded Trump $121,962.56 in attorney fees from Stormy Daniels. Order just released. This in addition to the roughly $500k she already owes him.”
Congratulations to President Trump on this final attorney fee victory in his favor this morning. Collectively, our firm obtained over $600,000 in attorney fee awards in his favor in the meritless litigation initiated by Stormy Daniels. https://t.co/ld7SVvZOp6 pic.twitter.com/1b5P3flxFb
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) April 4, 2023
BREAKING!!! the 9th Circuit just awarded Trump $121,962.56 in attorney fees from Stormy Daniels. Order just released. This in addition to the roughly $500k she already owes him.
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) April 4, 2023
“NBC News reported in March 2022 that the 9th Circuit had ruled against Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, finding at that time she owed Trump approximately $300,000 in legal fees,” DeSoto said in his piece. “In 2018, Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti filed a defamation suit against Trump.”
“Avenatti and Daniels had released a sketch of a man that year, who they claimed had threatened Daniels and her daughter in 2011 if the porn star talked about Trump,” DeSoto continued.
“A sketch years later about a nonexistent man. A total con job, playing the Fake News Media for Fools (but they know it)!” Trump replied in a tweet.
A sketch years later about a nonexistent man. A total con job, playing the Fake News Media for Fools (but they know it)! https://t.co/9Is7mHBFda
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2018
The lawsuit from Daniels made the claim that the tweet from the former president was “false and defamatory,” as per the report from NBC.
“Mr. Trump knew that his false, disparaging statement would be read by people around the world, as well as widely reported, and that Ms. Clifford would be subjected to threats of violence, economic harm, and reputational damage as a result,” the suit went on to say about the matter.
A federal judge from the land of fruits and nuts — California — sided with Trump, finding that the tweet in question “constitutes ‘rhetorical hyperbole’ normally associated with politics and public discourse in the United States.”
“The First Amendment protects this type of rhetorical statement,” Judge James Otero stated. He then issued a ruling that the former president was entitled to attorney fees in the case.
“Daniels said in a statement following the 9th Circuit’s decision that Avenatti filed the suit without her permission and against her wishes,” DeSoto penned.
This is my statement. pic.twitter.com/wVSde8ZbjS
— Stormy Daniels (@StormyDaniels) March 22, 2022
“Once it was filed, Trump’s lawyers overwhelmed Avenatti and I was left the victim of an attorney’s fee award,” she remarked. “I will go to jail before I pay a penny,” Daniels continued.
Don’t you just love how she plays the victim here?
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Serves her right!!!!