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More Stormy Weather for Stormy Daniels

More Stormy Weather for Stormy Daniels
Adult film actress Stormy Daniels speaks during an appearance at a local book shop to promote her book in Washington, D.C., on December 3, 2018. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images)

Michael Reagan By with Michael R. Shannon Tuesday, 18 December 2018 11:32 AM EST Current | Bio | Archive

After being on offense (in more ways than one) for months, porn worker Stormy Daniels is finding it much less satisfying to play defense. So much so that she claims the President Trump has ruined her career. This after accepting $130,000 from representatives to go away and instead of leaving she went on a nationwide publicity campaign attacking the president.

It’s strange the architect of her misfortune is escaping all blame. Creepy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti, or Avenasty as some prefer, doesn’t get any blame so far, although his recent problems have appeared to reduce Stormy’s ardor somewhat.

She claims President Trump has given her writers block. This Hemingway of the Harem, according to Newsweek, says, “The political [chaos] of the last ten months left her with no capacity to write movies — her favorite part of working in porn.” Presumably as she desperately attempts to come up with plot lines and action sequences Stormy will continue her “unofficial break” from writing and directing. (You can read complete details here.)

Now the NY Daily News reports a story that may replace Stormy’s writer’s block with financial block. It may also give her a new Stormy Enemy #1. U.S. District Court Judge James Otero has ruled Daniels must pay the president almost $300,000 (almost triple her so-called “hush money” fee) to reimburse him for legal fees in connection with a frivolous lawsuit she filed using, you guessed it! — Avenasty. The judgement also includes $1,000 in sanctions.

Daniels sued Trump over a tweet. “Daniels, 39, sued Trump for defamation on April 30, two weeks after he accused her of fabricating a story about a man who allegedly confronted her in a Las Vegas parking lot in 2011 and threatened her to keep quiet about her claims she had sex with the President in 2006.”

Trump called a sketch of the man who “confronted” her a “total con job” since the confronter bore a striking resemblance to Stormy’s ex-husband.

Judge Otero ruled Trump had a First Amendment right to respond and tossed Stormy’s lawsuit. (We were tempted to write “suit” but given Stormy’s chosen career we didn’t want to cast any aspersions on the judge.)

The judge decided, “$1,000 in sanctions was plenty since Daniels appears to have learned her lesson not to file ‘meritless defamation claims,’ based on the fact she hasn’t launched additional legal challenges even though Trump has kept up his ‘use of rhetorical hyperbole’ on social media.”

Stormy should count herself lucky the bill wasn’t higher. The judge cut 25 percent off the number of hours because he judged some to be busywork.

Trump’s lawyer Charles Harder summed it up nicely, ““The court’s order, along with the court’s prior order dismissing Stormy Daniels’ defamation case against the President, together constitute a total victory for the President, and a total defeat for Stormy Daniels.”

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.

Michael R. Shannon is a commentator, researcher for the League of American Voters, and an award-winning political and advertising consultant with nationwide and international experience. He is author of "Conservative Christian’s Guidebook for Living in Secular Times (Now with added humor!)." Read more of Michael Shannon's reports — Go Here Now.

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After being on offense (in more ways than one) for months, porn worker Stormy Daniels is finding it much less satisfying to play defense.
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Tuesday, 18 December 2018 11:32 AM
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