WATCH: Stormy Daniels claims Avenatti sued Trump without permission
According to that sourcelink, Michael Avenatti– also known as “the creepy porn lawyer– has been charged for allegedly ripping off Stormy Daniels.
Federal prosecutors in New York City say Avenatti used a doctored document to divert about $300,000 that Daniels was supposed to get from a book deal, then used the money for personal and business expenses. Only half of that money was paid back, prosecutors said.
Daniels isn’t named in the court filing, but the details of the case, including the date her book was released, make it clear that she is the client involved.
He’s in straight denial, writing on Twitter: “No monies relating to Ms. Daniels were ever misappropriated or mishandled. She received millions of dollars worth of legal services and we spent huge sums in expenses. She directly paid only $100.00 for all that she received. I look forward to a jury hearing the evidence.”
And to think. This was the guy some thought was going to “take down Trump.”
CNN's Brian Stelter last year on Michael Avenatti running for president: "And looking ahead to 2020, one reason I’m taking you seriously as a contender is because of your presence on cable news.” pic.twitter.com/2Wn2bX17kx
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) May 22, 2019
"I am just dying to hear what you think"
Friendly reminder of who made Michael Avenatti and took him seriously pic.twitter.com/FRgXFLtWV0
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) May 22, 2019