Monday, 25 October 2021

Stormy Daniels fails in defamation case against Donald Trump

WASHINGTON: A US federal court judge has dismissed porn actor Stormy Daniels’ defamation lawsuit against US President Donald Trump.

Daniels alleges she had an affair with Trump in 2006 and sued him in April. The lawsuit came after Trump tweeted about a composite sketch of a man Daniels says threatened her in 2011 to keep quiet about an alleged affair.

He called it a “total con job.”

US District Judge James Otero issued the order in Los Angeles. In dismissing the suit, the judge said Trump’s tweet was a “hyperbolic statement” against a political adversary.

Trump’s lawyer, Charles Harder, said it was a “total victory” for the president. Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti, vowed to appeal and said he’s confident the ruling will be reversed.

Daniels’ lawsuit over a hush-money deal is pending.

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