On the same day former President Donald Trump Accused Regarding payments to Stormy Daniels, an adult film star ordered More than $121,000 in his legal fees in another case by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Harder LLP and Dillon Law Group, two law firms, are billed for the work of several attorneys.
Daniels sued for defamation based on his tweets about Trump. The tweet showed a photo of Daniels’ ex-husband next to a joint painting Daniels had commissioned, claiming an unidentified man had threatened her when she was about to go public about her affair with Trump.
The judge dismissed his case and ordered him to pay Trump’s legal fees in 2018. He appealed the order, arguing that the charges were too high.
“His contention that the fee demand is unreasonable and excessive is well-founded,” the court found. The court denied a small portion of the fee submission: Trump’s request for $5,150 to prepare documentation for a fee response because it was “not itemized.”
The ruling came hours after Trump appeared in a New York City court in a separate criminal case brought by the Manhattan district attorney’s office. He is one 34 charges have been laid Falsifying business records in the first degree. Trump pleaded guilty to all charges.
Accusation Alleging falsification of business records When Trump reimbursed his former lawyer and “fixer” Michael Cohen for payments to Daniels during the 2016 campaign.
Falsifying business records is generally a misdemeanor under New York law, but can be upgraded to a lesser offense if prosecutors show the defendant committed the crime with intent to commit or conceal another crime. Trump was charged on the basis that the conduct was in furtherance of another offense that violated election laws.
Gina Martinez and Camilo Montoya-Galves contributed to this report.