Donald Trump announces win in Stormy Daniels case, says she owes him nearly $300,000
"The lawsuit was a purely political stunt that never should have been started, or allowed to happen," Trump said.
Former President Donald Trump on Monday announced the court ruled in his favor in Stormy Daniels' libel lawsuit against him and she will have to pay him nearly $300,000 as a result.
Trump announced the win on Twitter through his spokeswoman Liz Harrington.
"The 9th Circuit just issued a final ruling in the Stephanie Clifford (aka Stormy Daniels) frivolous lawsuit case against me brought by her disgraced lawyer, Michael Avenatti, upholding the lower court ruling that she owes me nearly $300,000 in attorney fees, costs, and sanctions (not including appeal costs)," Trump wrote.
Daniels filed several lawsuits against the former president and his attorney Michael Cohen in 2018. She claimed in one lawsuit that Trump defamed her in a tweet.
"As I have stated many times throughout the years, I never had an affair with Stormy Daniels, nor would I ever have wanted to. The ruling was a total and complete victory and vindication for, and of me," he said.
"The lawsuit was a purely political stunt that never should have been started, or allowed to happen, and I am pleased that my lawyers were able to bring it to a successful conclusion after the court fully rejected her appeal," he said. "Now all I have to do is wait for all of the money she owes me."
The court originally ordered Daniels to pay Trump nearly $300,000 at the end of last year, but Trump said the ruling now is final.
He added in his statement, "P.S. The Fake News probably won't report this story!"
Avenatti was found guilty last month of cheating Daniels out of money from a book deal. He received a two and a half year sentence in July for extorting millions of dollars from Nike.