Federal appeals court rejects Stormy Daniels’ libel suit against Trump

Federal appeals court rejects Stormy Daniels’ libel suit against Trump


A federal appeals court has rejected a libel lawsuit Stormy Daniels brought against President Trump over his 2018 tweet calling her “a total con job.”

The ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholds a previous 2018 ruling tossing the suit on the grounds that Trump’s comments amounted to an opinion protected by the First Amendment.

Daniels, who claims she had an affair with Trump — which he denies — had said she was approached in 2011 by a man who threatened her to keep quiet about the alleged relationship.

Trending: Man Shoots 11-Year-Old Daughter Suffering From Terminal Illness Then Kills Himself, Police Say

The case stems from Trump’s tweeted response to the alleged threat.

Trump retweeted side-by-side pictures of Stormy’s ex-husband and the sketch released by her then-lawyer Michael Avenatti of the alleged threatener — noting both looked like the same man.

“A sketch about a nonexistent man,” Trump tweeted.

“A total con job playing the Fake News Media for Fools (but they know it)!”

Daniels had argued that Trump’s

Continue reading

You Might Like

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!