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Stormy Daniels Loses Libel Lawsuit Over Trump’s ‘Con Job’ Tweet

  • Judge says president’s rhetoric is protected by Constitution
  • Porn actress claims she was threatened in 2011 in Las Vegas
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Stormy Daniels Loses Libel Lawsuit
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Stormy Daniels’s libel lawsuit over a tweet by Donald Trump accusing her of “a total con job” was thrown out by a judge who said the president was engaging in free speech.

The adult film star, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, claimed she was threatened by an unknown man in a Las Vegas parking lot in 2011 for agreeing to cooperate with a magazine article about a tryst she says she had with Trump in 2006. After her lawyer released a composite sketch of the man, Trump accused Clifford in an April tweet of “a total con job" concerning a “nonexistent man.”