Judge signals he may dismiss Stormy Daniels’ defamation suit against Trump

Publié le par New York Post by Joe Tacopino

Stormy Daniels and Donald Trump

Stormy Daniels and Donald Trump

A federal judge on Monday signaled that he might dismiss a defamation suit against President Trump brought by porn star Stormy Daniels — citing Trump’s use of hyperbole.

Judge S. James Otero, a US District Court judge in Los Angeles, weighed in on the suit, which stems from a Trump tweet that called Daniels a “total con job,” according to Bloomberg News.

“This appears to be rhetorical hyperbole by a public official involving a public figure,” Otero said.

Trump was specifically referring to an allegation by Daniels that in 2011 a man threatened her to keep quiet about her supposed affair with Trump.

He even criticized a sketch of the man who allegedly threatened the adult actress.

“A sketch years later about a nonexistent man,” Trump tweeted on April 18. “A total con job, playing the Fake News Media for Fools (but they know it)!”

The president’s lawyers claim that the case should be dismissed because his tweet was a “protected opinion.”

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