It was a giant victory for the U.S President, Donald Trump on Monday as federal choose dismissed grownup movie star, Stormy Daniels’ defamation lawsuit against him.
Stormy Daniels, whose actual identify is Stephanie Clifford sued Trump after he mentioned in a tweet that her story of a person threatening her to not come ahead along with her story of her alleged affair with Trump was “a total con job.”
Daniels argued Trump’s tweet, posted April 18, “attacks the veracity of her account” of the incident and that Trump’s assertion was “false and defamatory, and that the tweet was defamation … because it charged her with committing a serious crime,” District Judge S. James Otero wrote in his opinion Monday.
The U.S. District Judge James Otero in Los Angeles dominated that Trump’s speech was protected by the First Amendment because the form of “rhetorical hyperbole” usually related to politics and public discourse in the United States.” He ordered Daniels to pay Trump’s authorized charges.
Trump lawyer Charles Harder cheered Otero’s determination saying “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”.
The ruling is a blow for Daniels and her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, who has raised a nationwide profile from his authorized battles against the president and is considering a presidential bid in 2020. Avenatti known as the ruling “limited” on Twitter and mentioned it didn’t have an effect on Daniels’s main case against Trump and his former lawyer Michael Cohen, which seeks to invalidate her 2016 nondisclosure settlement.
Avenatti additionally tweeted that he had appealed Otero’s ruling to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the ninth Circuit. The now-dismissed swimsuit has acquired much less consideration than two different circumstances pending against Trump; Daniels’s lawsuit searching for to void the nondisclosure settlement and a separate defamation declare by former “Apprentice” contestant Summer Zervos, who alleges that Trump sexually assaulted her in 2007 and argues that he defamed her when he urged she was mendacity.