If you don’t think that porn star Stormy Daniel’s attorney, Michael Avenatti, isn’t one of the sleaziest and creepiest lawyers on Earth then you’ve been living under a rock and being willfully ignorant.
He reeks of desperation from high up on his pedestal.
But while he points fingers at others, Nike just exposed Michael Avenatti as an undeniable fraud.
Since then, Avenatti has steamrolled his fame across the spectrum. He’s been involved with legal work against the Trump administration, the Trump Tower meeting, Donald Trump Jr. and Michael Cohen.
He even had his hands on the Colin Kaepernick collusion lawsuit against the NFL and R. Kelly’s upcoming sexual assault cases. Even a few months ago, he was considering a bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
Avenatti is everywhere.
And on Monday morning, Avenatti put out another cryptic tweet against Nike when he said, “Tmrw at 11 am ET, we will be holding a press conference to disclose a major high school/college basketball scandal perpetrated by @Nike that we have uncovered. This criminal conduct reaches the highest levels of Nike and involves some of the biggest names in college basketball.”
Well that was a short-lived thought because only 40-minutes later a bombshell broke in reference to his tweet.
Federal prosecutors in New York charged Avenatti for trying to extort Nike for between $15 and $25 million.
Prosecutors claimed he tried to extort Nike “by threatening to use his ability to garner publicity to inflict substantial financial and reputational harm on the company if his demands were not met.”
FBI Assistant Director William Sweeney Jr. said in a statement, “As alleged, Michael Avenatti approached Nike last week with a list of financial demands in exchange for covering up allegations of misconduct on behalf of the company. The lofty price tag included a $1.5 million payoff for Avenatti’s client and upwards of tens of millions of dollars for the legal services of his firm – services Nike never requested. This is nothing more than a straightforward case of extortion”
That backfired pretty quickly for Avenatti.
The audacious wannabe celebrity lawyer allegedly said in a call with an unknown Nike executive, “I’m not f-cking around with this, and I’m not continuing to play games… And it’s worth more in exposure to me to just to just blow the lid on this thing. A few million dollars doesn’t move the needle for me…”
Wow. It’s unclear what kind of dirt that Avenatti has on Nike but it must not be that devastating considering they sent his emails straight to the FBI. If he wanted to, he could still release whatever he has even though he won’t make any money.
Avenatti also said to them on that same call, “And I’ll proceed with my press conference tomorrow and I’ll hang up with you now… And I’ll go and I’ll go take $10 billion off your client’s market cap. But I’m not f-cking around.”
That is as damaging as it gets and like the FBI Assistant director said, it’s a clear-cut case of extortion. He’s also being charged with Wire and Bank Fraud.
Avenatti has not responded yet.
If these allegations are true, he’ll likely be serving prison time for this.
In the meantime, Stormy Daniels put out a statement where she claims they parted ways over a month ago.
My statement regarding my former attorney Mr. Avenatti.. pic.twitter.com/9aKYCPNN6y
— Stormy Daniels (@StormyDaniels) March 25, 2019
With this kind of deception, it obviously throws Avenatti and Stormy Daniels’ credibility into question. Maybe they made this whole thing about the alleged affair between President Trump and the porn star up just to extort him.