The federal judge has tossed out adult film star Stormy Daniels’ defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump and is been ordered to pay all the legal fees borne by President.
U.S. District Judge S. James Otero has dismissed Stormy Daniels defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump. Stormy who also alleged Trump for having an affair with her in 2006, sued him after he said in a tweet that her story is “a total con job.”
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
Daniel sued Trump for his tweet in April and argued that Trump’s statement was “false and defamatory, and that the tweet was defamation.
Judge S. James Otero, a US District Court judge in Los Angeles has dismissed claiming that president’s tweet was an opinion protected by the First Amendment.
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 15, 2018
“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 United States. The First Amendment protects this type of rhetorical statement,” Otero wrote.
Otero has not just ruled out Story Daniel’s defamation lawsuit but have also ordered to pay all the legal charges incurred by Trump related to this case.
Trump’s attorney Charles J. Harder said in a statement to CNN, “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.”
Whereas Stormy Daniel’s attorney tweeted sometime back and confirmed that his client’s charges against Trump and his former personal attorney Michael Cohen for bribing her during 2016 elections with $130,000 to keep silent about her alleged affair with Trump will continue and proceed.
Avenatti has also filed a notice of appeal on Monday evening in Daniels’ defamation case against Trump.