The fight between President Trump and the porn star who alleges an affair with him, Stormy Daniels, has just escalated to new heights. On April 30, 2018, Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford filed a defamation suit against President Trump based upon one of the Commander in Chief’s tweets. Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti released an official statement announcing the suit along with the complaint filed on Daniels’ behalf.
According to the complaint, Stormy Daniels alleged she and President Trump has an affair in 2006 and then in 2011, she agreed to share her story with In Touch Magazine. Though Stormy told her story it was never published.
The complaint specifies that she did not seek out In Touch, but rather her ex-husband contacted them and she told her story for clarification purposes. She believed the story was going to run without her input.
Approximately two weeks after coming to an agreement with In Touch Magazine, Daniels says she was approached by a man in Las Vegas who threatened her and her infant daughter in regards to the story. She stated the man told her to forget the story and then threatened her by saying, “That’s a beautiful little girl. It would be a shame if something happened to her mom.”
Daniels didn’t contact the police about the threat. On April 17, 2018, Daniels, through her attorney, released a sketch of the 2011 perpetrator.
President Trump followed Daniels’ public release of the perpetrator by calling the account into question. President Trump tweeted that the man was non-existent and referred to the release as a “total con job.”
Moments ago, we filed this lawsuit against Mr. Trump for his recent irresponsible and defamatory statements about my client @stormydaniels. He is well aware of what transpired and his complicity. We fully intend on bringing it to light. #buckleup #bastahttps://t.co/ZuBjI1EY9z
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) April 30, 2018
Some law experts discussing the suit have stated since President Trump referred to the suspect sketch as a non-existent man and the allegations as a con job that Daniels’ may very well have valid grounds for defamation.
Defamation not only includes slander but saying that someone is not telling the truth but lying. Defamation also indicates that the victim will suffer some form of harm or injury due to the allegations.
By President Trump tweeting that Stormy Daniels did not tell the truth about being accosted the issue will be if Stormy suffered any type of harm or repercussion by the statements.
You may read the full complaint above.