UPDATED 4:09 PM PT — Mon. Oct. 15, 2018
A federal judge is dismissing the defamation lawsuit filed by Stormy Daniels against President Trump.
The decision by Judge James Otero marks a major defeat for Daniels and her attorney Michael Avenatti.
The president is entitled to legal fees from the plaintiff for bringing forth the lawsuit.
The president’s attorney in the case, Charles Harder, has since released a statement.
He says there’s no way to characterize Monday’s ruling in any other way than a total victory for President Trump and a total defeat for Stormy Daniels.