Porn star tries to get horse trainers’ $1M complaint against her dismissed
Adult film legend Stormy Daniels trotted into a Texas court to say she’s not responsible for ruining the lives of a horse trainer couple by mean-spiritedly trashing them and their business.
Why the long face?
Ellen Doughty-Hume and Alistair Hume sued Daniels and her now-estranged husband, Glendon Crain, for $1 million after the porn star went on a rampage, claiming the boarding center was responsible for the death of one of her horses. The couple filed charges of defamation, business disparagement and intentional infliction of emotional distress over claims Daniels smeared her former horse trainer as an animal ‘killer’ and falsely accused her of breaking into the porn star’s home.
The aging porn star, 39, also stands accused of calling Ellen, a former event rider, ‘autistic and mentally challenged’ and of harassing clients using her Rockwall Hills Equestrian Center business in Rockwall, Texas.
As The Daily Mail reported
According to the lawsuit, which was filed in Kaufman, Texas, on July 13, Daniels had kept up to seven horses with Doughty-Hume at her ranch property in Rockwall.
In June 2016, one, named Bailey, was killed in a flash flood. According to Christine Renne, Doughty-Hume’s lawyer, Daniels was compensated via her insurance and brought further horses to the livery stable shortly after the accident.
But in September 2016, she removed her animals from Doughty-Hume’s yard and then, in December 2016, began posting what Renne describes as ‘false accusations’ against the trainer on equine website, Chronicle of the Horse.
The post, which dates from December 21 2016, is titled: ‘My horrible experiences with Texas horse trainer/instructor Ellen Doughty-Hume’ and goes on to accuse her of deliberately leaving Bailey to drown and of turning out another horse, Ziggy, in a hailstorm leaving him with ‘a career ending injury’.
Daniels also accuses Doughty-Hume, a former eventing champion, of leaving her barn in charge of an eight-year-old child, ripping off clients and being ‘a negligent and dangerous disgrace to horses, riders and the entire sport of eventing’.
Renne says all of the claims are unfounded, telling DailyMail.com: ‘Stormy Daniels went on a very public social media campaign trying to destroy my clients.
‘Originally it was confined to the horse community so everybody who knew my client knew that the allegations were patently untrue – we vehemently deny anything she posted on social media at any point.
‘When she didn’t get any satisfaction with her initial results, she escalated the matter and started posting things that were even more heinous.’
Motion to Dismiss
Stormy filed pleadings on October 15 requesting that the court dismiss the $1 million claim against her by the Humes.
In her pleading, Stormy denies the Humes’ allegations. Along with dismissing the case, Stormy wants her legal fees paid for by the Humes.
Of course, this is not the only equine drama involving Daniels of late. President Trump referred to her as “Horseface” in a tweet following his legal victory in their ongoing defamation case earlier this week.
h/t: The Blast