Trump Calls Stormy Daniels ‘Horseface’ After She Loses Lawsuit
(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump insulted Stormy Daniels on Tuesday, calling the adult film actress who claimed to have had an affair with him “Horseface” after a judge dismissed a defamation suit she filed against him.
Daniels followed with her own tweet, saying the president “has demonstrated his incompetence, hatred of women and lack of self control on Twitter AGAIN!”
Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti, also responded with a tweet calling Trump “a disgusting misogynist.”
U.S. District Judge S. James Otero in Los Angeles on Monday dismissed a libel suit Daniels filed against Trump over a tweet the president posted in April accusing her of “a total con job.”
The adult film star, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, claimed she was threatened by an unknown man in a Las Vegas parking lot in 2011 for agreeing to cooperate with a magazine article about a tryst she says she had with Trump in 2006. After her lawyer released a composite sketch of the man, Trump accused Clifford in an April tweet of “a total con job" concerning a “nonexistent man.”
Otero ruled that Trump’s tweet was nothing more than “rhetorical hyperbole.”
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