In the first paragraph, this story has already destroyed the fantasies of millions of 14-year-old geeks around the world. “You mean, even if I become so rich that I’ve got my own private tropical island, I don’t get to have sex with any 22-year-old woman I desire?” Disturbing.
Robert Stacy McCain All Girls Named Tonya The Disturbing Case of David Copperfield Sun Aug 3 2009
Yesterday news came that Stormy Daniels suit pursued by Democrat Superlawyer Michael Avenatti a small piece via Hotair
In short, should Plaintiff publicly voice her opinions about Mr. Trump, Mr. Trump is entitled to publicly voice non-actionable opinions about Plaintiff. To allow Plaintiff to proceed with her defamation action would, in effect, permit Plaintiff to make public allegations against the President without giving him the opportunity to respond. Such a holding would violate the First Amendment.
But here’s the part of the decision that will really sting. The judge says Daniels has to pay Trump’s attorney fees:
Having granted the Special Motion and denied Plaintiff leave to amend, the Court finally holds that Defendant is entitled to attorney’s fees. Texas law is unambiguous that “the TCPA requires an award of ‘reasonable attorney’s fees’ to the successful movant.” Sullivan v. Abraham, 488 S.W.3d 294, 299 (Tex. 2016). “A ‘reasonable’ attorney’s fee ‘is one that is not excessive or extreme, but rather moderate or fair.’”
The full court order is at Hogewash (who btw knows a bit about be targeted by frivolous lawsuits). Avanatti will of course appeal but I want to focus on Ms. Daniels for a moment.
For many years Ms. Daniels made a living in a highly visible trade which, while obsessively “acting” is in effect prostitution that is having sex with other people for money albeit sex with a defined group of people also being paid and on film. A trade by which women, the primary stars, are often exploited for example a person is generally paid by the scene and has no rights to residual checks if the “performance” is viewed or used again so these women supplement their income by tours as strippers and occasionally permitting rich non-professionals to have their way with them for a large fee, particularly when such women begin to get older and realize that their marketability in their chosen field begins to diminish exponentially.
That being the reality it would be no surprise if Ms. Daniels seeing the chance for a large payday accepted the invitation of a very wealthy individual, say a famous Hotel mogul, who expressed an interest in Ms. Daniels sexually and accepted a large fee for her company for a night under a strict non-disclosure agreement.
(On a side note, while it’s a neutral objective fact that Ms. Daniels is a sexually attractive woman for myself I’d not do this even if I was so inclined and rich enough to afford it. Imagine having your sexual performance judged by a person who not only has sex for a living, but has that sex with other people who also have sex for a living. It would be like paying a retired NBA player for a game of one on one, sure he’d say something nice on the court about your skill when it’s over and you might repeat that to a pal but you both know with his pals he’s laughing about the joke amateur who thought he had game).
Now let’s presume for the sake of this argument that this is what happened between Ms. Daniels and Mr. Trump as a private citizen.
Now picture yourself as Stormy Daniels in 2018 at age 39. While you’ve moved toward writing and producing your own films while still appearing here and there and you know that age is catching up to you and your marketability is down and the Democrats approach you. They convince you that you might be able to do much better by skirting or ignoring any NDA. You get a high profile lawyer and you press a suit against the President and they deliver. You’re on the news every single day. You start finding yourself making appearance on shows like the View, 60 Minutes, Jimmy Kimmal Live. Your strip shows suddenly are drawing huge fees, generating press coverage and even Trump fans are curious to see you and are willing to pay to do so. The left is so enamored with you that a city in California West Hollywood even holds a “Stormy Daniels” day and present you with the key to the city and article after article continues to give her publicity.
But now the worm has turned. Daniels lawyer who was the darling of CNN for months is now the left’s fall guy not only for the success of the Kavanaugh nomination but perhaps even for the sudden reversal of Democrat fortunes in the fall elections. And with her suit thrown out, barring a win on appeal Daniels will be responsible for President Trump’s legal fees which given the months of litigation are likely to be considerable, perhaps even larger than the original non-disclosure agreement.
Furthermore now that this has gone from a promising scandal to yet another failed attempt to bring down the president, the left, now that she is of no further use, will discard her. Sure she might draw a few eyeballs at various strip clubs but her days of being celebrated as a media hero and the financial rewards thereof are gone. She’s is now used and damaged good to be discarded as all inconvenient and ineffective tools of the left, a tool whose only legacy are the addition of the words: “Creepy Pron Lawyer’ to the current lexicon.
What a gift to her Husband and Children that legacy is.
Bottom line, based on the evidence (old magazine article, non disclosure agreement etc) it is a reasonable, if unproven, conclusion that back when he was a private citizen Donald Trump had sex with Stormy Daniels, but it took the anti-Trump left to really f*** her over.
Closing thought 1: In fairness while the Democrats have f***** Stormy Daniels over she is returning the favor with this exchange:
Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present your president. In addition to his…umm…shortcomings, he has demonstrated his incompetence, hatred of women and lack of self control on Twitter AGAIN! And perhaps a penchant for bestiality. Game on, Tiny. https://t.co/6DpDD5ELtj
— Stormy Daniels (@StormyDaniels) October 16, 2018
Because if there is one thing the Democrats the face of the opposition to Donald Trump to be it’s a porn star attacking the size of the President’s penis.
Closing thought #2 Compare that photo of Ms. Daniels from 2015 to the pictures you see today. Is it just me or has she aged an awful lot in 3 years. I wonder why?