Michael Avenatti is an attorney whose most famous client was Stormy Daniels.
He has inserted himself into the national conversation, often making claims about high-profile people, including President Donald Trump, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and R. Kelly.
Avenatti was also considering a 2020 presidential bid, but ruled it out after suffering numerous legal and professional setbacks.
A federal judge ruled against him in Daniels’ defamation suit against Trump, he was referred to the FBI on accusations of lying to Congress, he was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, and on March 25, New York federal prosecutors charged Avenatti with attempting to extort more than $20 million from Nike.
Here’s a look at his career, and claims he’s made over the last several months.
Michael Avenatti may have been the most high-profile lawyer in America for a moment. The 48-year-old litigator has made headlines largely thanks to his former client, porn star and director Stormy Daniels.
Just days before the 2016 US election, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen arranged a $130,000 payment to Daniels to keep her silent about an affair she says she had with Trump in 2006.
Avenatti sued the president, on Daniels’ behalf, accusing Trump of …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Life