According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Daniels claims Trumpdefamed her when he tweeted about the sketch artist’s rendition of the man Daniels claimed harassed her years ago.
On April 18, Trump wrote, “A sketch years later about a nonexistent man. A total can job, playing the Fake News Media for Fools (but they know it)!”
The lawsuit states, “Mr. Trump’s statement falsely attacks the veracity of Ms. Clifford’s account of the threatening incident that took place in 2011. It also operates to accuse Ms. Clifford of committing a crime under New York law, as well as the law of numerous other states, in that it effectively states that Ms. Clifford falsely accused an individual of committing a crime against her when no such crime occurred. Mr. Trump’s statement is false and defamatory.”
A sketch years later about a nonexistent man. A total con job, playing the Fake News Media for Fools (but they know it)! https://t.co/9Is7mHBFda
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2018
Since the statement was made, Stormy Daniels claims she “has been exposed to death threats and other threats of physical violence, causing her both emotional and economic damages.”
She is seeking damages in excess of $75,000.