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Ninth Circuit orders Stormy Daniels pay Trump $121,972.56 in attorney fees

The latest order comes the same day that Trump surrendered himself to New York authorities to face arraignment in connection with Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's case.

Published: April 4, 2023 4:57pm

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday ordered that Stormy Daniels pay an additional $121,972.56 to former President Donald Trump to cover legal fees stemming from her suit against him.

"The court awarded attorneys' fees to appellee Donald J. Trump under the Texas Citizens Participation Act," reads the order. "The court referred to the appellate commissioner the determination of an appropriate amount." Trump had requested the exact amount the court awarded for 183.35 hours of work by Harder LLP and the Dhillon Law Group.

Trump's son Eric announced the order via Twitter, saying "BREAKING!!! the 9th Circuit just awarded Trump $121,962.56 in attorney fees from Stormy Daniels. Order just released. This in addition to the roughly $500k she already owes him."

The Ninth Circuit has previously ordered that Daniels pay more than $530,000 to Trump stemming from the suit. The court, in separate determinations, ordered that Daniels pay Trump over $292,000 and $245,209.67 to cover Trump's costs. Collectively, Daniels now owes Trump nearly $700,000.

The latest order comes the same day that Trump surrendered himself to New York authorities to face arraignment in connection with Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's case involving a 2016 payment that Trump's then-personal attorney, Michael Cohen, paid to Daniels. He has pleaded not guilty to 34 counts.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on Twitter.

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