Judge S. James Otero has dismissed the defamation lawsuit against President Trump after ruling that the President’s tweet, which Stormy Daniels entire case relied on was not, in fact, defamation but rather “rhetorical hyperbole.”
Charles J Harder Esq, the lawyer for President Trump released the following statement:
“United States District Judge S James Otero issued an order and ruling today dismissing Stormy Daniels defamation lawsuit against President Trump. The ruling also states that the President is entitled to an award of his attorneys’ fees against Stormy Daniels.”
He followed up with, “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.”
Of course, Mr. Avenatti did not let this statement go unchallenged. He tweeted:
“Re Judge’s limited ruling: Daniels’ other claims against Trump and Cohen proceed unaffected. Trump’s contrary claims are as deceptive as his claims about the inauguration attendance. We will appeal the dismissal of the defamation cause of action and are confident in a reversal.”
Ms. Daniels is also obliged to pay President Trump’s legal fees as part of the ruling. Ouch!