Court won't revive porn star's defamation suit against Trump

In this May 23, 2018, file photo, Stormy Daniels speaks during a ceremony for her receiving a City Proclamation and Key to the City in West Hollywood, Calif. A California court has ordered President Donald Trump to pay $44,100 in attorney fees to porn actress Stormy Daniels. The money is to pay for her legal battle to cancel a hush money deal to stay quiet about their sexual relationship a decade ago. Photo: AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu. In this May 23, 2018, file photo, Stormy Daniels speaks during a ceremony for her receiving a City Proclamation and Key to the City in West Hollywood, Calif. A California court has ordered President Donald Trump to pay $44,100 in attorney fees to porn actress Stormy Daniels. The money is to pay for her legal battle to cancel a hush money deal to stay quiet about their sexual relationship a decade ago.

Associated Press
Created: February 22, 2021 10:03 AM

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from porn star Stormy Daniels, who sought to revive a defamation lawsuit she filed against former President Donald Trump.

The justices did not comment in leaving in place a lower court ruling dismissing the case.

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, alleges she had an affair with Trump in 2006 and was paid $130,000 as part of a nondisclosure agreement days before the 2016 presidential election. She sued him for defamation after he dismissed her claims of being threatened to keep quiet about the tryst as a “total con job.”

A federal judge dismissed the lawsuit in 2018 and ordered Daniels to pay nearly $300,000 in attorneys’ fees.


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