Federal judge dismisses adult movie star’s defamation suit against Donald Trump

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Otero also went on to order Clifford to pay Trump's legal fees, but has not yet fixed an amount.

He called it a 'total con job'.

But now, Daniels, an adult film actress and director, says people think she's "in charge of saving the world", and it's become an "emotionally overwhelming" duty.

President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with technology executives at Trump Tower, December 14, 2016 in New York City.

Mr Trump responded by dismissing her claims in a tweet, saying: "A sketch years later about a non-existent man".

"Federal Judge throws out Stormy Danials lawsuit versus Trump".

On Monday, U.S. District Judge S. James Otero dismissed Daniels' suit, ruling that Trump's "rhetorical hyperbole" is protected by the First Amendment.

"The First Amendment (of the US Constitution) protects this type of rhetorical statement".

Ms Daniels then brought a lawsuit against the President claiming he had defamed her by calling her a liar.

"No amount of spin or commentary by Stormy Daniels or her lawyer, Mr Avenatti, can truthfully characterise today's ruling in any way other than total victory for President Trump and total defeat for Stormy Daniels", Mr Harder said in a statement.

Judge dismisses Stormy Daniels’ defamation suit against Trump, orders her to pay legal fees
Judge dismisses Stormy Daniels defamation lawsuit against Trump

"Having granted the Special Motion [to dismiss] and denied Plaintiff leave to amend, the Court finally holds that Defendant is entitled to attorney's fees", Otero said.

Ms Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti vowed to appeal the decision.

When she noticed his reflection in her car's window she expected him to ask for directions.

He followed up with another attack, telling Mr. Trump that Americans and the United Nations are laughing at him.

However, this morning the now regular cable news talking head and self-proclaimed potential Presidential candidate blasted Trump Tuesday as a "disgusting misogynist and an embarrassment to the United States" over his tweet.

'She has reviewed, Jake, a number of photographs over the last few weeks, couple weeks, actually and we've narrowed it down, ' the lawyer said.

Still, Daniels doesn't see herself as "anybody's hero", The Cut writes.

Tapper asked why Avenatti and Daniels wanted the public's help if they already narrowed it down.

We hope suspect this ain't over, though. Ideally one of these individuals would have bragged about it to a member of the public, ' Avenatti said.

Daniels won't get the opportunity to amend her complaint to cure deficiencies, and what's more under Texas' anti-SLAPP statute, she now has to pay Trump's legal costs - perhaps a rubbing of salt in the wound to those who contributed to Daniels' legal defense fund.

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