Judge orders Stormy Daniels to pay Trump $293,000 in failed defamation suit

Judge orders Stormy Daniels to pay Trump $293,000 in failed defamation suit
Stormy Daniels (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – However, the judge did cut the claimed amount from Trump’s legal team by 25%.]

Stephanie Clifford, the adult-movie star professionally known as Stormy Daniels, was ordered to pay $293,000 in attorney fees and sanctions to Donald Trump after she unsuccessfully sued the president for defamation.

A federal judge in Los Angeles on Tuesday cut the fees Trump had requested by 25 percent and added $1,000 in sanctions against Clifford. Trump’s lawyer had asked for as much as an additional $389,000 as a deterrence. …

U.S. District Judge James Otero in Los Angeles threw out Clifford’s lawsuit in November, saying Trump’s “defaming” tweet was protected free speech.

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