In what has many people speculating on the number of lap and pole dances she’ll have to do to comply, a California judge ordered adult film actress Stormy Daniels to pay nearly $300,000 in attorney’s fees to President Trump.
Avenatti, who was recently involved in an ugly domestic violence incident, has had a number of judgements go against him, and who has been referred to the Justice Department for his lies in the Kavanaugh hearing, claimed that the judgement wasn’t a win for Trump and that he will appeal the order.
Daniels, a porn actress whose real name is Stephanie Clifford has claimed she and Trump slept together in 2006 and she was paid before the 2016 election to keep her silence.
Judge James Otero ruled Tuesday that she had to pay Trump $293,052.33 in attorneys’ fees.
Avenatti told the Daily Beast that he would defy the order and slandered both the president and his lawyer.
“No one’s going to be writing a check for one penny to Donald Trump or Michael Cohen,” Avenatti said.
Avenatti also tweeted it wasn’t a win for the president because there was still a chance Trump would have to pay in a lawsuit filed over the non-disclosure agreement.
In a tweet he wrote, “Charles Harder and Trump deserve each other because they are both dishonest. If Stormy has to pay $300k to Trump in the defamation case (which will never hold up on appeal) and Trump has to pay Stormy $1,500,000 in the NDA case (net $1,200,000 to Stormy), how is this a Trump win?”
This lawsuit originated in a claim by Daniels, that an unidentified ‘goon’ threatened her in a Las Vegas parking lot in 2011 after she spoke to In Touch magazine about her alleged encounter with Donald Trump five years prior.
“Leave Trump alone. Forget the story,” the mystery man allegedly warned, before gesturing at her infant daughter, “That’s a beautiful little girl. It’d be a shame if something happened to her mom.”
Daniels released a forensic sketch of the alleged “thug” in April on ABC’s The View, and the president tweeted it was “a total con job.” So, the lawsuit over the alleged “false and defamatory” tweet went to court, and was subsequently tossed.
Stormy Daniels must pay $293,000 in attorney’s fees for her failed defamation case.
Harder’s $800,000 request was intended to stop Daniels from bringing “frivolous” litigation in the future.
In a statement, Harder called the judge’s order “a total victory for the President, and a total defeat for Stormy Daniels in this case.”
The ruling comes about two weeks after Daniels told The Daily Beast that Avenatti created a crowdfunding site without her permission.
Within days, however, the porn star and her litigator were bosom buddies with Daniels tweeting, “Pleased that Michael and I have sorted shit out…”