Porn star Stormy Daniels has been ordered to pay Donald Trump $293,000 for his attorneys’ fees and another $1,000 in sanctions over defamation suit.
She was given this order by a federal judge in Los Angeles on Tuesday after her defamation suit against him was dismissed.
Trump’s attorney, Charles Harder, had requested nearly $390,000 in fees and equal amount in sanctions as a deterrent against a “repeat filer of frivolous defamation cases”.
Daniels alleges she had an affair with Trump in 2006 and was paid $130,000 as part of a nondisclosure agreement days before the 2016 presidential election.
She sued him for defamation after he dismissed her claims of being threatened to keep quiet about the tryst as a “total con job”. The judge, however, threw out the case in October.