LAWSUIT: “As Donald Trump was in New York for a date with legal jeopardy, a judge in Los Angeles quietly granted him a substantial legal victory.

The Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the former president on Tuesday [April 4, 2023], ordering adult film star Stormy Daniels to pay $121,972 in legal fees for a failed defamation suit.

The ruling is not legally connected with the Manhattan district attorney’s investigation that led Trump to be charged with 34 felony counts on Tuesday.”

-Emily Olson, “Judge orders Stormy Daniels to pay Donald Trump another $120,000 in legal fees,” npr.org, April 5, 2023