Cohen Files For Gag Order Against Michael Avenatti

Politico reports:

Attorney Michael Avenatti’s months-long publicity tour attacking President Donald Trump and Trump attorney Michael Cohen could be brought to an abrupt end soon if a federal judge agrees to a new request for a gag order against the ubiquitous Avenatti.

A lawyer for Cohen, Brent Blakely, asked a judge in Los Angeles Thursday to issue an order barring Avenatti from making public statements about the lawsuit Avenatti’s client, porn star Stormy Daniels, filed against Trump and Cohen in March in a bid to void what she called a $130,000 “hush money” deal to keep quiet about a sexual encounter with Trump more than a decade ago.

Blakely said an avalanche of inflammatory public comments by Avenatti—including at least 121 TV appearances and 439 tweets—is tainting the court proceeding. Blakely’s motion argues that Avenatti can continue to act as an attorney in the suit before Otero or can mount a media campaign on the subject, but can’t do both.