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Stormy Daniels' Defamation Case Against Donald Trump May be in Trouble

September 25, 2018 - 8:13 am

(KNX 1070) - Adult film actress Stormy Daniels' defamation case against Donald Trump may be in trouble.

A federal judge in Los Angeles has indicated he may throw out the lawsuit.

KNX Claudia Peschiutta:

It centers on a tweet the president posted earlier this year accusing Daniels of making up a story about being threatened by a stranger, in 2011, to keep quiet about the affair she claims to have had with Trump.

The judge says it appears to be protected speech.

Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti, says they have additional evidence about what Trump knew and when that,  he believes will show the president acted with "malice" toward his client.

One of the president's attorneys described the tweet as "hyperbolic"

It's unclear when the judge will rule. 

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