Pornstar Stormy Daniels will soon be much lighter in the pocketbook.
That’s because a federal judge on Tuesday ordered Daniels to pay President Trump nearly $300,000.
JUST IN: Federal judge orders Stormy Daniels to pay President Donald Trump $293,052.33 in attorneys' fees in her defamation case against the president, which the judge tossed out. pic.twitter.com/MIfHSijuF9
— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) December 11, 2018
The demand for payment comes after Daniels failed “frivolous” defamation lawsuit after her and Michael Avenatti sued Trump. Daniels and Avenatti attempted to sue the president for defamation after he called their sketch of someone following her in a Las Vegas parking lot a “con job.”
The suit had been originally dismissed in November. Trump and his lawyers were seeking nearly $400,000 in reimbursement.
Michael Avenatti responded to the news on Twitter:
Trump and his attorney's attempt to fool the public about the importance of the attorneys' fees in the defamation case, which are a fraction of what they owe my client in the main NDA case, is an absolute joke. People are smarter than that.https://t.co/oo3kkjVzPU via @YouTube
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) December 11, 2018