Adult film star Stormy Daniels, who allegedly had an affair with popular vote loser Donald Trump a decade ago and was paid hush money in 2011 to cover it up, is now bringing her second lawsuit against Trump. This time she’s suing Trump for defamation of character.
As you’ll recall, Stormy Daniels worked with a forensic sketch artist to create a picture of the man she claims threatened her in a Las Vegas parking. According to her report, he said “Leave Trump alone. Forget the story,” and suggested something bad could happen to her if she didn’t let it go.
It didn’t take Trump long to say on Twitter: “A sketch years later about a nonexistent man. A total con job, playing the Fake News Media for Fools (but they know it)!”
NBC News points out: The suit alleges Trump’s comment amounts to an accusation that Clifford [Stormy Daniels] fabricated the threat and exposed her to ridicule and violent threats.
Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels’ lawyer, said, “Regardless of who you are or what position you hold, you are not permitted to fabricate statements in an effort to deceive people. There are consequences for doing that.”
Judge Jesse Furman was assigned to the case and issued a summons for Trump on Tuesday. Furman was nominated by President Obama and has been on the federal bench since 2012.