Stormy Daniels Loses Appeal, Must Pay Trump $300K in Legal Fees
Former President Donald Trump gloried in his federal appeals court win Monday night, after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled adult-film actress Stormy Daniels owes him $300,000.
The court rejected the porn star’s attempt to overturn a lower court’s ruling in her failed defamation lawsuit.
“The lawsuit was a purely political stunt that never should have started, or allowed to happen, and I am pleased that my lawyers were able to bring it to a successful conclusion after the court fully rejected her appeal,” Trump said in a statement. “Now all I have to do is wait for all of the money she owes me.”
In an answering tweet, Daniels vowed to defy the court order.
“I will go to jail before I pay a penny,” she said.
I will go to jail before I pay a penny— Stormy Daniels (@StormyDaniels) March 22, 2022
In his statement, Trump again denied having an affair with Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford.
Daniels’ failure to file a notice of appeal within 30 days of a federal judge awarding the attorneys’ fees to Trump caused the 9th Circuit to find that it lacked jurisdiction over her appeal.
The decision seemingly finishes a legal battle that goes back to 2016, when Daniels made the claim that she and Trump had sex in 2006 after meeting at a celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe. Continue reading at Newsmax.