As with any commonly held profession, lawyers, attorneys, and other litigious liaisons hold a certain stereotype in American society…albeit it not a pleasant one.
For many, the thought of hiring a lawyer, (or facing one), sends a certain twinge of disgust to the cerebellum. We begin to envision someone whose sole purpose in this world is to use their education to talk someone else out of their hard earned money. Furthermore, the widely-held idea that the most expensive lawyer tends to win more cases than they lose puts the average American in a state of discomfort when approaching what should be considered a fair and just legal system.
Michael Avenatti, the “creepy porn lawyer”, as Tucker Carlson called him, has done very little during his career to assuage those stereotypes. Avenatti is famous for representing adult film actress Stormy Daniels during her publicity stunt lawsuit against President Trump – a move that helped her sell out nearly all of the dates on her “Make America Horny Again Tour”.
Avenatti has since fallen even further from grace, however, having been charged in a number of high dollar extortion schemes.
Now, to top it all off, he is being accused of stealing money from a client of his who happens to be paraplegic.
Michael Avenatti, the lawyer who represented porn star Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against U.S. President Donald Trump, has been sued by a paraplegic former client who accused him of siphoning away a $4 million settlement he had won.
Geoffrey Johnson is seeking at least $9.5 million, plus punitive damages, from Avenatti and several former colleagues in a complaint filed with the Orange County Superior Court in California.
“He engaged in a four-year cover-up,” Johnson’s lawyer Daniel Callahan said at a press conference on Thursday, referring to Avenatti. “Mr. Avenatti has acted so despicably, it’s beyond words.”Avenatti rejected the allegations. “Mr. Johnson’s claims are categorically false and frivolous, and his case will be thrown out of court,” Avenatti said in an email.
Combined with his pending cases involving sneaker giant Nike, there is a chance that Michael Avenatti will be going away for a very long time.
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