According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Trump is seeking $341,559.50 as reimbursement for defending himself in her lawsuit.
Trump’s lawyers referred to her lawsuit as “a meritless claim for defamation” and said Stormy and her attorney, Michael Avenatti, have engaged in massive national publicity relating to the case … which has included three national television appearances by Plaintiff, more than 150 by her attorney, Plaintiff’s publication of a book, and Plaintiff’s national tour of live entertainment establishments, for four-times her normal performance fee.”
In his request for fees, Donald Trump’s attorneys break down their 509 hours of work on the case as follows:
- $34,707.97 for Initial Analysis, Strategy and Defense
- $102,977.32 for the Motion to Transfer
- $139,899.21 for the Motion to Dismiss
- $63,975.00 for the Motion for Attorneys’ Fees and Sanctions
The letter concludes by saying, “The conduct of Plaintiff and her counsel suggest they will continue to bring similar claims and meritless lawsuits against Mr. Trump, if sufficient sanctions do not deter them from doing so.”
A judge has yet to rule.