1. Various of Stormy Daniels at "Stormy Daniels Day"
Los Angeles - 3 December 2018
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2. SOUNDBITE (English) Charles Harder, Attorney for President Donald Trump:
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"The United States District Court has dismissed Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuit against the president and ordered her to pay his attorney's fees. The court's order constitutes a total victory for the president and total defeat for Stormy Daniels in this case. The court heard oral argument today on the amount of fees to be awarded and will issue a ruling in the future. Thank you."
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Michael Avenatti, Attorney for Stormy Daniels:
"It is not the main case. The main case is the NDA case. It is the case that was filed first. It's the case that's going to be heard again in January. It's the case that my client's been kicking butt in. It's the case where Michael Cohen and Donald Trump are constantly retreating in connection with that case because they don't want the truth to come out more."
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Michael Avenatti, Attorney for Stormy Daniels:
"So this whole thing about this big attorney's fees issue today. It's a bunch of nonsense. It's a joke. It's an absolute joke. This this matter is about the NDA case. That's where it's all about. That's what the press largely has been about. And rightfully so because that's the case that we have alleged that Donald Trump together with Michael Cohen conspired to commit federal crimes against the American people. And we're halfway home to proving that, these guys are putting their tail between their legs and they're scampering and begging to get out from underneath that case because they know exactly what's going to happen."
Lawyers for President Trump say porn actress Stormy Daniels should pay nearly $800,000 for filing a failed defamation lawsuit against him.
Attorney Charles Harder told a federal judge in Los Angeles Monday that his firm put in more than 500 hours on the case. He wants nearly $390,000 in lawyers' fees and an equal amount in sanctions to deter Daniels from filing other meritless suits.
Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti, objected, calling the amounts obscene and outrageous.
The judge said he'll rule later.
Daniels alleges she had an affair with Trump in 2006. She sued him after he dismissed her claims of being threatened to keep quiet about the tryst as a "total con job."
A judge threw out the case in October and ruled that Trump could recoup legal fees.