After a federal appellate court rejected her bid to reconsider a defamation claim which failed in a lower court, porn star Stormy Daniels sits forced to pay former President Donald Trump a large sum in legal fees, CNBC reported.
Daniels is responsible for paying nearly $300,000 to the former president, CNBC reported. Friday’s ruling is reportedly likely to end the years-long legal fight between Daniels and Trump in the aftermath of her claim that the two had sex once in 2006.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said it had no jurisdiction over Daniels’ appeal regarding the attorney’s fees because she did not file a notice of appeal within the required 30-day period of a judge granting the fees to Trump, CNBC reported. The former president reportedly denies ever having sex with Daniels.
Trump praised the court’s decision in a statement late Monday, reiterating his claim that he never slept with the adult film actress, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford.
“The lawsuit was a purely political stunt that never should have started, or allowed to happen, and I am pleased that my lawyers were able to bring it to a successful conclusion after the court fully rejected her appeal,” Trump said in the statement. “Now all I have to do is wait for all of the money she owes me.”
“I will go to jail before I pay a penny,” Daniels said late Monday on Twitter.
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