The Stormy story is starting to smell fishier and fishier. Pornstar Stormy Daniels struck another blow at the President today, further entrenching herself as a major figure of the leftist conspiracy to dethrone Trump.
Daniels has filed a second lawsuit against the President, this time alleging defamation of character. The suit alleges that President Trump attempted to tarnish Stormy Daniel’s reputation and credibility (not that there was much of that to tarnish in the first place) by dismissing her description of a man who allegedly threatened her in 2011.
Daniels claims that this threatening man approached her as she was about to go public with her alleged affair with The Donald. She also asserts that the man tried to intimidate her into silence. The President has dismissed this account as “a total con job.” Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is now claiming that this response from the President was defamatory.
The text of her new lawsuit states that, by calling the alleged incident a “con job”, President Trump maliciously intended to “convey that Ms. Clifford is a liar, someone who should not be trusted,” and that this attempt to discredit Daniels’ story about the threatening man was based in a “reckless disregard for its truth or falsity.”
Stormy Daniels claims in the lawsuit that she has suffered more than $75,000 in damages, due to this supposed defamation. Daniels has also sued Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, for defamation as well. This newest suit is clearly an attempt by Daniels and her lawyer to keep her story in the press, as her primary lawsuit against Michael Cohen has been stalled in the courts.
But most interestingly, the information presented in Daniel’s new lawsuit against Trump conflicts with her past statements about how her Trump-affair story came to light. In the lawsuit, Daniels claims that she only ever agreed to give the story to InTouch magazine because her ex-husband forced her hand.
Her new claim is that her ex approached the magazine without her permission, and she cooperated only after being told that InTouch would run the story with or without her on board. But CNN has previously reported that it was Daniels’ own manager, Gina Rodriguez, who shopped the story around on her behalf. According to sources familiar with the issue, Daniels did the interview without hesitation, and was even willing to sit for a lie detector test.
When asked to explain the conflicting accounts of her testimony, Daniels’ lawyer struggled to brush off the issue. He asserted that claims of contradictory testimony were “complete and utter nonsense. An absolute fabrication. And, in any event, irrelevant.”
But these claims are not nonsense, nor are they irrelevant. They strike at the heart of Stormy Daniels’ own credibility and put her defamation claims in serious jeopardy.
If Stormy Daniels can’t be trusted to tell the truth about how she broke the story of her alleged affair, then can she be trusted to tell the truth about any part of it?
And if the testimony in her own lawsuit is damaging her credibility, how can she claim that the President’s efforts to defend himself are defamatory in nature? There’s only one certainty in this whole situation: something smells rotten in Stormyville.