Stormy Daniels Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Trump

Stormy Daniels' legal team - led by lawyer Michael Avenatti - must be getting bored since a federal judge in Los Angeles ordered a 90-day delay of her lawsuit against President Trump and his former personal attorney Mike Cohen (who has promised to plead the fifth during the proceedings). Because Stormy has filed another defamation lawsuit, this time exclusively against President Trump, as Reuters reports.

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The lawsuit, which was filed in federal court in New York on Monday, seeks damages from Trump for a tweet he sent earlier this month where he criticized a composite sketch that, Daniels said, depicted a man who had threatened her in 2011. He reportedly demanded that she stay quiet about her sexual encounter with Trump. That would've been around the time she gave an interview about her affair with Trump to In Touch magazine which wasn't published until recently.

Her previous lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles, sought to have her released from an NDA she signed shortly before the 2016 vote where she also accepted a $130,000 "hush money" payment from Cohen.

"A sketch years later about a nonexistent man. A total con job, playing the Fake News Media for Fools (but they know it)!," Trump said.

According to the filing, cited by the Associate Press and Reuters, the tweet was "false and defamatory" arguing that Trump knew what he was saying out Daniels' claim was false and also disparaging.

The lawsuit also claims Daniels has been exposed to death threats and other threats of "physical violence."

Daniels, whose given name is Stephanie Clifford, is seeking a jury trial and unspecified damages.

"We intend on teaching Mr. Trump that you cannot simply make things up about someone and disseminate them without serious consequences," Avenatti said.

As the Associated Press points out, Daniels, aided by Avenatti, has sought to keep her case in the public eye. She revealed the sketch that Trump mocked during an appearance on the View earlier this month. Trump is facing another defamation lawsuit in New York, this one filed by Summer Zervos, a former "The Apprentice" contestant who says Trump made unwanted sexual contact with her in 2007. She sued him after Trump dismissed her claims.

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TheWholeYearInn beepbop Mon, 04/30/2018 - 14:29 Permalink

" Now, that your tastes at this time should incline towards the juvenile is understandable; but for you to marry that boy would be a disaster. Because there's two kinds of women. There are two kinds of women and you, as we well know, are not the first kind. You, my dear, are a slut. "

~Komarovsky

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Give Me Some Truth The First Rule Mon, 04/30/2018 - 16:10 Permalink

Her lawyer isn’t stupid, as far as I can tell. He actually comes across as very smart. So I think he has come to the legal conclusion that you can sue a sitting president. It would be bizarre law if you couldn’t. The president could then defame anyone and everyone he wanted. This said, we’ve never had a president who draws his Twitter account like a gunslinger, and routinely fires insults into the Webosphere.

If Stormy CAN sue, others may notice and get some ideas.

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swmnguy Give Me Some Truth Mon, 04/30/2018 - 17:07 Permalink

I believe you can't sue the President for his official actions as President.

Which, of course, is not what we're talking about here.

As for Avenatti, one of my brothers is an attorney.  He says, "You don't want to select your attorney on the basis of who's the nicest guy.  It takes an asshole to catch another asshole."

I love my brother, and when so motivated, he's a real asshole.

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MarsInScorpio beepbop Mon, 04/30/2018 - 16:18 Permalink

Beatflop:

How do you continuously manage to always come up at the top of the comments?

What this tells me is that you are not human. If you were, you'd have to sit in front of your monitor all day long waiting for the next story to come up.

If you were human, you'd have to constantly refresh your screen so that you are the first in line when the story comes up.

It is absolutely impossible for a human being to do that day in and day out, 24/7/365.

Because no human could possibly do that, it is proof without fail to conclude that you are an AI troll.

Let that sink in, people; beatflop is nothing but an AI troll. He is nothing but a bot.

Yes, those dumbasses who upvote beatflop are dumb as a rock. You are upvoting nothing but a machine. A machine that looks at the previous comments, draws some conclusions about them because of its algorithms, and then posts something to look as though it is a human doing the comment.

Everybody who supports beatflop has air for brains. You are doing nothing but supporting an unthinking, non-living, zero intelligence, inanimate object.

In other words, you are already slaves to the machine . . . Literally.

How stupid you are to not intuitively know, without any prompting, that It is absolutely impossible for a real human being to do what beatflop does, day in, and day out.

As I continue to stress, the posters on these comment threads who support AI bots like beatflop are the dumbest group of people ever to insult the intelligence of ZH readers.

And don't lie to yourself thinking that beatflop is the only commenter here that is an AI troll. How can you possibly be a human being, with a human intelligence, and be so stupid as to be a slave to a machine?

I have the answer: it's because you have shit for brains.

Please cull the genetic pool: E S & D . . . today.

 

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