Source: MySpace via Stormy Daniels
The lawyer for adult film actress Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, has filed a new lawsuit on behalf of Daniels’ alleging defamation.
The complaint, filed in a New York federal court, alleges President Trump attempted to discredit Daniels’ reputation. Trump took to the social media platform after Daniels released a description of a man she said threatened her back in 2011 after she planned to go public with her alleged sexual encounter with Trump.
A sketch years later about a nonexistent man. A total con job, playing the Fake News Media for Fools (but they know it)! https://t.co/9Is7mHBFda
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2018
“A sketch years later about a nonexistent man. A total con job, playing the Fake News Media for fools (but they know it)!” Trump tweeted earlier in April following the release of the composite sketch.
“By calling the incident a ‘con job,’ Mr. Trump’s statement would be understood to state that Ms. Clifford was fabricating the crime and the existence of the assailant, both of which are prohibited under New York law, as well as the law of numerous other states,” Michael Avenatti, Daniels lawyer told the media.
“It was apparent that Mr. Trump meant to convey that Ms. Clifford is a liar, someone who should not be trusted, that her claims about the threatening encounter are false, and that she was falsely accusing the individual depicted in the sketch of committing a crime, when no crime had been committed,” Avenatti said.
In this latest lawsuit Daniels is seeking a jury trial and unspecified damages.