Trump’s legal team is seeking $800k in legal fees from Stormy Daniels for a failed defamation suit against President Trump.
AP reports that Charles Harder, the lawyer of President Trump, asked a court on Monday for nearly $390k in legal fees. He also asked the same amount as a deterrent against a “repeat filer of frivolous defamation cases.”
“This action is virtually unprecedented in American legal history,” Harder said in a court filing. Daniels “not only brought a meritless claim for defamation against the sitting president of the United States, but she also has engaged, along with her attorney, in massive national publicity.”
Michael Avenatti, the lawyer of Stormy Daniels, objected to the penalty, calling it “absurd and outrageous.”
“You can’t just pick a number out of thin air in an effort to put my client under Donald Trump’s thumb and intimidate her,” Avenatti said.
Judge James Otero still hasn’t made a ruling on this. However, he stated that the lawyers’ fees were reasonable because Harder’s firm charges as high as $840 an hour. On the other hand, he also said the 580 hours spent on the case may be excessive.
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