The California judge overseeing the lawsuit filed by porn star Stormy Daniels against President Donald Trump dismissed the case Monday.
A legal document detailing U.S. District Judge S. James Otero’s decision cited “rhetorical hyperbole” as grounds for dismissal.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 15, 2018
As if today was not already good enough for Trump — Judge just tossed out Stormy Daniels lawsuit against Trump – wow pic.twitter.com/fAH01ChoQP
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) October 15, 2018
Daniels was further ordered to pay the president’s legal fees in an Anti-SLAPP measure.
Stormy Daniels' lawsuit against Donald Trump – SLAPP'ed down. I friggin told you, Avenatti. (But, of course, Avenatti blocked me when I told him) pic.twitter.com/GGw3q6yhAM
— Marc J. Randazza (@marcorandazza) October 15, 2018
President Trump’s lawyer praised the ruling in a statement, calling it a “total victory.”
“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 attorney Charles Harder said in an emailed statement.
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