Stormy Daniels ordered to pay Trump's $293,000 legal fees
A U.S.federal judge has ordered porn actress Stormy Daniels to pay President Donald Trump nearly $293,000 US for his lawyers' fees and another $1,000 in sanctions after her defamation suit against the president was dismissed.
Judge S. James Otero made the order Tuesday in Los Angeles.
Trump's lawyer, Charles Harder, had asked for nearly $390,000 US.
Lawyer Michael Avenatti, who represents Daniels, tweeted that the order "will never hold up on appeal."
Charles Harder and Trump deserve each other because they are both dishonest. If Stormy has to pay $300k to Trump in the defamation case (which will never hold up on appeal) and Trump has to pay Stormy $1,500,000 in the NDA case (net $1,200,000 to Stormy), how is this a Trump win?—@MichaelAvenatti
Daniels alleges she had an affair with Trump in 2006 and was paid $130,000 as part of a nondisclosure agreement days before the 2016 presidential election.
She sued him after he dismissed her claims of being threatened to keep quiet about the tryst as a "total con job."