A lawyer for President Trump requested the court obtain $800,000 in legal fees and penalties from porn star starlet Stormy Daniels for her not successful libel lawsuit against the president.
Attorney Charles Harder stated his company spent more than 500 hours and $390,000 in legal fees protecting the president and asked the court to push for just as much money in sanctions to discourage “pointless libel cases.”
” This action is virtually unmatched in American legal history,” Harder composed in court papers. Daniels “not only brought a meritless claim for defamation versus the sitting president of the United States, however she likewise has engaged, in addition to her attorney, in enormous national publicity.”
U.S. District Judge S. James Otero did not provide an instant ruling, stating that the firm’s demand for the legal fees was affordable but that the company overdid it on the hours spent working on the case.
Otero also questioned if the lawyers’ charges by themselves would discourage future pointless lawsuits.
Michael Avenatti, who functioned as Daniels’ attorney and revealed he will not run for president in 2020, called Harder’s proposed penalties “unreasonable and outrageous.”
” You can’t simply choose a number out of thin air in an effort to put my client under Donald Trump’s thumb and frighten her,” Avenatti stated.
Regardless of Avenatti’s recent arrest for domestic violence claims, the brief presidential hopeful stated he will continue to represent Daniels and will “not rest” till Trump leaves workplace.
Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, claimed in a 2011 interview withIn Touchmagazine that she had a casual sex with Trump in 2006.
The notorious porn star submitted a lawsuit versus Trump this year to get out of a non-disclosure agreement signed several days prior to the 2016 presidential election about the supposed fling, which belonged to an alleged $130,000 settlement to remain quiet about the affair.
Trump has actually repeatedly rejected such a tryst ever happened.