Mar. 22—File this under politics makes strange bedfellows.
Former President Donald Trump’s steamy battle with past porn star Stormy Daniels is finally over. Now she owes him nearly $300,000 in attorney fees, Trump claims, as a result of her losing bid to keep her defamation suit alive.
Trump challenged the media to report the outcome with many outlets ignoring his wish. But this win comes as the former president, said to be mulling a comeback in 2024, faces other legal troubles.
For today, he’s celebrating.
“As I have stated many times throughout the years, I never had an affair with Stormy Daniels, nor would I ever have wanted to. The ruling was a total and complete victory and vindication for, and of me,” Trump said in a statement from his 45 Office email account.
“The lawsuit was a purely political stunt that never should have been started, or allowed to happen, and I am pleased that my lawyers were able to bring it to a successful conclusion after the court fully rejected her appeal. Now all I have to do is wait for all of the money she owes me,” he added.
“P.S. The Fake News probably won’t report this story!” Trump added in the statement.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Stephanie Clifford’s (aka Stormy Daniels) lawsuit filed by attorney Michael Avenatti was moot because she failed to file an appeal on time.
The onetime adult film star claimed she had an affair with Trump in 2006 — one he has denied.
As for her lawyer, Avenatti has been in and out of court numerous times as a defendant. He faces sentencing in June over a book deal gone bad with Daniels.
Daniels, in a reply to another user on Twitter, said “I will go to jail before I pay a penny.”
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