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This past Monday a federal judge decided to toss Stormy Daniels’ defamation lawsuit against Donald Trump. According to the Hill, the judge’s decision came one month after he said the tweet at the center of the case was more of a “rhetorical hyperbole: instead of defamation.
Stormy filled the lawsuit back in April over Trump’s tweet. Trump put up a sketch of the man, who Stormy claims threatened her. Trump wrote, “A sketch years later about a nonexistent man. A total con job. Playing the Fake News Media for fools (but they know it)!”
The argument Stormy was given is the tweet accused her of lying about what really happened to her. Trump’s lawyer says the tweet was Trump’s way of “calling B.S.” on Stormy’s claim, not a fact or statement.
The judge sided with Trump, ruling in his favor. Trump is not off the hook just yet. Stormy is still suing Trump and his former personal attorney over a 2016 nondisclosure agreement.
BREAKING: Federal judge dismisses Stormy Daniels’ defamation lawsuit against President Trump. https://t.co/x4GyNljvU0 pic.twitter.com/pGEq3JguJe
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 15, 2018
Source: The Hill
Written By: Fantasia Harvey