In what should be no shock, Michael Avenatti again got shot down for a groundless attack on Donald Trump. Not only did a federal judge dismiss his client's defamation case against President Trump, he ordered Avenatti's client to pay Trump’s legal fees.
A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit from adult film actress Stormy Daniels in which she claimed that President Trump defamed her when he suggested her allegation that she was threatened to stay quiet about their relationship was a lie.
Federal District Judge S. James Otero had suggested during a late September hearing that he was skeptical of Daniels’s claim on First Amendment grounds. The ruling ordered Daniels, whose given name is Stephanie Clifford, to pay Trump’s legal fees.
As President Trump’s lawyer stated:
“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,” Trump’s lawyer, Charles Harder, said in a statement.
Briefly, the “facts” of the case were:
The adult film star, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, claimed she was threatened by an unknown man in a Las Vegas parking lot in 2011 for agreeing to cooperate with a magazine article about a tryst she says she had with Trump in 2006. After her lawyer released a composite sketch of the man, Trump accused Clifford in an April tweet of “a total con job" concerning a “nonexistent man.”
The real question is why does the mainstream media give Michael Avenatti any TV time? Will they apologize for how enthusiastically they reported the case when it was brought, simply because it was a case against President Trump? Keep in mind this is the man who promoted the completely discredited theory of gang rape trains being organized by Justice Brett Kavanaugh in arguably the worst smear of Justice Kavanaugh’s record and character.
Too bad the Senate can’t award Justice Kavanaugh his reputation back.