Stormy Daniels’ Former Lawyer Michael Avenatti Arrested

Mar 25, 2019  •  Post A Comment

Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti, who represented porn star Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against Donald Trump and his former lawyer Michael Cohen, was arrested Monday on charges of trying to extort $25 million from Nike, CNBC reports.

“Avenatti also is charged in a separate federal case out of Los Angeles, where he is accused of embezzling a client’s money ‘in order to pay his own expense and debts,’ and of ‘defrauding a bank in Mississippi,’ prosecutors said,” CNBC reports.

The report says Avenatti is charged with attempting to extort Nike “by threatening to drive the athletic apparel giant’s market capitalization down by $10 billion by announcing claims of misconduct by company employees.”

Daniels, who replaced Avenatti as her lawyer earlier this month after having a falling-out with him, is quoted in a statement released by her new lawyer, Clark Brewster, telling CNBC: “Knowing what I know now about Michael, I’m saddened but not shocked regarding his arrest.” She adds: “I made the decision weeks ago to terminate Michael’s services after discovering that he had dealt with me extremely dishonestly, and I will have my own announcement coming soon.”

CNBC reports: “The California resident Avenatti, 48, was busted in Midtown Manhattan at the law offices of Boies Schiller Flexner at 12:30 p.m. by FBI agents, about 15 minutes after he tweeted that he would be disclosing a big high school and college basketball scandal ‘perpetrated by’ Nike that he supposedly had uncovered.”

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  1. He should have been arrested for not putting the move on Stormy.
    I mean that’s what she’s here for.

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