Tag Archives: Michael Avenatti

Avenatti Charged With Stealing $300K From Stormy

NBC News reports: Federal prosecutors filed additional charges against high-profile attorney Michael Avenatti on Wednesday, claiming the frequent White House critic pocketed nearly $300,000 from former client Stormy Daniels. Daniels was owed money from a book deal and Avenatti allegedly used a “fraudulent document purporting to bear his client’s name and signature to convince his client’s literary agent to divert …

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SNL Takes On Arrests Of Assange And Avenatti [VIDEO]

Slate reports: It is a rare treat these days to see Kate McKinnon do an impression without extensive makeup, and Pete Davidson, who rarely gets much to do in sketches, pulls off an entire monologue without breaking. But the star is undoubtedly Michael Keaton as a gum-chewing Assange, strutting around the holding cell boasting about being the “King of Chaos” …

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Feds Hit Michael Avenatti With 36-Count Indictment

The Associated Press report: Federal prosecutors said Thursday that attorney Michael Avenatti has been charged in a 36-count federal indictment in Southern California. Details of the case were scheduled to be made public at a midmorning news conference by U.S. Attorney Nick Hanna and the Internal Revenue Service, Hanna’s office said in a statement to news outlets. The indictment alleges …

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Avenatti Out On Bail, Vows To Expose Nike [VIDEO]

CNBC reports: Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti denied on Tuesday that he had tried to shake down Nike, and he accused the sports apparel giant of committing a “crime and coverup.” Avenatti tweeted his denial a day after he was arrested on federal charges, including trying to extort up to $25 million from the sports apparel company by threatening to reveal …

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Stormy “Saddened, Not Shocked” By Avenatti’s Arrest

The Hill reports: Adult-film star Stormy Daniels said Monday that she was “saddened but not shocked” at charges brought against her former attorney, Michael Avenatti. “Knowing what I know now about Michael Avenatti, I am saddened but not shocked by news reports that he has been criminally charged today,” Daniels said in a statement. “I made the decision more than …

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Michael Avenatti Arrested On Extortion Charges

CNBC reports: Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenattii has been arrested on charges related to an alleged $20 million extortion of the athletic apparel company Nike, federal authorities said Monday. A press conference is scheduled to discuss the charges against Avenatti in Los Angeles on Monday afternoon. Avenatti had represented porn star Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against President Donald Trump and …

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Michael Avenatti Retained To Pursue “Criminal And Civil” Charges Against Jacob Wohl Over Faked Death Threat

The Hill reports: Michael Avenatti, the former lawyer for adult film actress Stormy Daniels, is reportedly going to represent the man whose photo was stolen by alt-right personality Jacob Wohl, when he posted a fake death threat earlier this month. Wohl initially reported a death threat to the Minneapolis Police Department, but there was just one tiny problem: he appears …

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Stormy Sues Ohio Cops Over 2018 Strip Club Arrest

The Associated Press reports: Stormy Daniels is suing the Columbus Division of Police and several officers after her July 2018 arrest at a Columbus strip club. Stephanie Clifford, who performs in adult films and strip clubs under the stage name Stormy Daniels, filed the lawsuit Monday in federal court. In the lawsuit, Clifford claims her arrest was planned days before …

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Avenatti And Stormy To Attend Cohen’s House Hearing

The Hill reports: Adult film star Stormy Daniels will attend the testimony next month of President Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen, her lawyer Michael Avenatti announced Friday. Cohen is scheduled to testify before the powerful House Oversight and Reform Committee on Feb. 7 and will face questions from Democrats on links between the Trump campaign and Russia and his …

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Stormy Ordered To Pay Trump $293K In Legal Fees

CNBC reports: A federal judge in California has ordered porn star Stormy Daniels to pay President Donald Trump more than $292,000 in his attorneys’ fees and another $1,000 in sanctions in connection with her dismissed defamation suit against Trump. Trump’s lawyer Charles Harder said that the fees that Daniels was ordered to pay amount to 75 percent of Trump’s legal …

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Michael Avenatti Drops 2020 Presidential Run

CNBC reports: Controversial lawyer Michael Avenatti announced Tuesday he will not run for president in 2020. Avenatti, who first gained fame and infamy for his representation of porn star Stormy Daniels in multiple legal cases involving President Donald Trump, said, “I do not make this decision lightly — I make it out of respect for my family.” “But for their …

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Stormy: Avenatti Sued Trump Against My Wishes

The Daily Beast reports: Michael Avenatti sued Donald Trump for defaming Stormy Daniels against her wishes, Daniels told The Daily Beast in a statement on Wednesday. Avenatti also started a new fundraising site to raise money for her legal defense fund without telling her, Daniels said. She said she is not sure whether or not she will keep Avenatti on …

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Prosecutors: No Felony Charge For Michael Avenatti

The Associated Press reports: Los Angeles prosecutors have declined to charge attorney Michael Avenatti with a felony after his girlfriend alleged abuse. The Los Angeles district attorney’s office said Wednesday it referred the case to city prosecutors to consider misdemeanor charges. Avenatti was arrested on a felony domestic violence charge last week after his girlfriend told police he roughed her …

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Avenatti Denies Charge: I Have Never Struck A Woman

The Associated Press reports: Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for Stormy Daniels, has denied allegations of domestic violence after his arrest near his ritzy Los Angeles skyscraper apartment. “I have never struck a woman, I never will strike a woman,” Avenatti told reporters Wednesday after being booked and posting $50,000 bail. Avenatti said he has been an advocate for women’s rights …

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TMZ: Michael Avenatti Arrested For Domestic Violence

TMZ reports: Michael Avenatti, who became famous for representing Stormy Daniels in her battle with President Trump, has been arrested for felony domestic violence, law enforcement sources tell TMZ. Our law enforcement sources say Avenatti was arrested Wednesday after his estranged wife filed a felony DV report. We’re told her face was “swollen and bruised.” Our sources say the alleged …

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Avenatti Ordered To Pay $4.8M To Former Law Partner

Courthouse News reports: A Los Angeles judge on Monday ordered attorney Michael Avenatti, who represents adult film star Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against President Donald Trump, to pay a former law partner $4.85 million as part of a settlement agreement. Jason Frank, a former employee at Avenatti’s law firm, and his attorney said they were pleased with Los Angeles …

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Federal Judge Tosses Stormy Daniels’ Defamation Suit Against Trump, Orders Her To Pay His Legal Costs

NBC News reports: A federal judge dismissed adult film star Stormy Daniels’ defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump on Monday, finding a tweet by Trump to be constitutionally protected speech. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, has claimed that she had a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006 and was warned by an unidentified man to keep quiet about …

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Avenatti: Junior Will Be Indicted By The End Of 2018

We’re not holding our breath, but fingers crossed: Just two days ago, attorney Michael Avenatti tweeted that Donald Trump Jr. will be indicted, in a response to a tweet that Trump Jr. made mocking the idea that Avenatti could run for President. This garnered a lot of attention from the public, as Avenatti has consistently been a thorn in President …

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Avenatti Proposes Charity MMA Fight Against Junior

Newsweek reports: Attorney for adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, possible Democratic presidential candidate and Trump-critic Michael Avenatti proposed Tuesday that he and the president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., go head-to-head in a three-round mixed martial arts fight to raise money for charity. Avenatti first mentioned the idea to NBC News senior media reporter Dylan Byers at a Vanity Fair Summit …

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Third Kavanaugh Accuser Gives First Interview [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: The third woman to accuse Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct said in her first on-camera interview that she believes the behavior she claims to have witnessed from him during the 1980s should disqualify him from serving on the Supreme Court. “He’s going to have that seat for rest of his life. If he’s gonna have that …

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