Trump Scores New Win w/ Stormy & Avenatti

  • 2018-09-25
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Trump Scores New Win w/ Stormy & Avenatti
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A federal judge looks like he is ready to dismiss a defamation suit against President Trump which was filed by Stormy Daniels and her attorney Michael Avenatti. The dismissal would be based on free-speech.

According to Fox News:


“The question is whether the tweet by the president is protected communication or political hyperbole and non-defamatory on its face,” U.S. District Judge James Otero said during Monday’s hearing.
 


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“He’s a public official, he’s president of the United States, so it doesn’t get much higher than that,” Otero said. “It’s free speech by a public official on a matter of public concern.”

He continued,  “(Allowing) the complaint to go forward and to have one consider this to be defamatory in the context it was made would have a chilling effect,” Otero said during the hearing.

 

Avenatti argued that the tweet damaged Stormy's credibility and painted her as a liar. The President's attorneys asked for a dismissal and it looks like the judge will side with the Trump team.

 Source: TTN
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