Stormy Daniels and her attorney filed a lawsuit on Monday accusing Donald Trump of defamation over a tweet he posted to his 51.4 million followers on April 18, 2018. His tweet refers to a widely circulated forensic sketch of a man Daniels said threatened her in a Las Vegas parking lot in May 2011.
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
The lawsuit was filed in New York’s Southern District.
Moments ago, we filed this lawsuit against Mr. Trump for his recent irresponsible and defamatory statements about my client @stormydaniels. He is well aware of what transpired and his complicity. We fully intend on bringing it to light. #buckleup #bastahttps://t.co/ZuBjI1EY9z
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) April 30, 2018
Reuters reports that Stormy Daniels’ lawsuit “seeks compensatory and punitive damages.”
Donald Trump sued for defamation by adult film star Stormy Daniels https://t.co/K3kZBIcu3s
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) April 30, 2018
A lawsuit threat that got carried out – Daniels sues Trump for defamation https://t.co/9xaoS4H9Sf
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) April 30, 2018