Two months after a judge dismissed Stormy Daniels’ frivolous defamation lawsuit against President Trump and ruled that she must fork over his legal fees, Trump’s attorneys have delivered the bill — and it probably won’t help the porn star’s already imploding relationship with her celebrity lawyer, Michael Avenatti.
In a federal court in Los Angeles Monday, Trump’s attorneys said they have racked up over 500 hours of work at rates as high as $840 an hour, NBC News reports. The total bill, they say, comes out to $340,000.
The reason for the high number of hours worked, the president’s legal team says, is Avenatti’s public antics. At the height of Stormy’s accusations against Trump, Avenatti was a seemingly ubiquitous presence on mainstream media outlets, particularly CNN and MSNBC, who during one two-month period invited him on over 100 times between the two networks.
Avenatti decried the fees as “staggering and grossly inflated” Monday, insisting that they should not exceed $25,000, NBC reports.- READ MORE