In addition to an ongoing lawsuit against US President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, adult-film star Stormy Daniels has filed a new lawsuit against Trump accusing him of defaming her in one of his tweets.
The complaint alleges that Trump’s tweets mocking Daniels over a forensic sketch of a man she says threatened her to keep quiet about her claims of an affair with the president amount to defamation because they accuse her of fabricating the alleged crime, which would itself be illegal.
Trump has more than 50 million Twitter followers. The White House declined comment on the case.
Trump on Monday tweeted that she was pulling a “con job” on the news media in what apparently was his first public comment about her allegations against him.
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)