Stormy Daniels must pay nearly US$122,000 in legal fees incurred by Donald Trump in connection with the porn star's failed defamation lawsuit, an appeals court ruled on Tuesday.
The decision in California came around the same time that Trump became the first ex-president to face criminal charges.
Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Trump's attorneys "reasonably spent" more than 183 hours on an appeal of the case, but denied a request for another $5,150 in other fees because it wasn't itemised.
Daniels has been ordered to pay more than $600,000 in Trump's legal fees, according to Harmeet Dillon, one of his attorneys in the case.
This includes $300,000 in solicitor's fees that Daniels was previously ordered to pay