In the sultry and salacious saga surrounding adult film actress Stormy Daniels, no character has come off as more vile or conniving than the aging star’s lawyer, Michael Avenatti.
To be fair, defending a porn star in court certainly has its litigious quirks, and perhaps Avenatti is just the man for the job. If that’s the case, however, he certainly isn’t showing it publicly. In fact, during what has been a somewhat brief time in the public spotlight, Avenatti has pretty much made a fool of himself. His first ridiculously unprofessional mishap was discovered days ago when it was revealed that the lawyer had been contacting a number of lawyers named Michael Cohen, only one of which happened to Donald Trump’s lawyer of the same name.
Michael Cohen contested swaths of the banking records released by Stormy Daniels’s attorney Michael Avenatti in a court filing on Wednesday. Although President Donald Trump’s embattled personal attorney isn’t denying many of transactions, he argued that some of the transactions belong to men with the same name.
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The records detail money paid to Essential Consultants, a company that Cohen allegedly created in 2016 to pay adult film star Stormy Daniels $130,000 to keep quiet about an alleged affair she had with Trump in 2007. The banking information shows that some major companies—including AT&T and Novartis—paid the attorney for consulting work, as did a firm tied to a Russian oligarch. Attorneys for Cohen and the companies have not disputed those inclusions.
According to Cohen’s legal team, which filed a complaint to a federal judge, the report issued by Avenatti included a slew of small transactions that belong to other Michael Cohens.
Not a great start there for Stormy’s lawyer, but surely he’ll find a way to redeem himself? Right?
That’s a big old bag of nope.
Michael Avenatti’s coffee chain fired a top-performing store manager in July 2016 because she became pregnant, a court found according to documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.
A Washington state court on Oct. 13, 2017, ordered the parent companies for Tully’s Coffee chain to repay the woman $80,000 in lost wages and $40,000 in damages for the “pain and suffering” after her unlawful termination, court documents show.
Both parent companies, Global Baristas, LLC and Global Baristas US, LLC, are either directly or indirectly controlled by Avenatti, according to government records reviewed by TheDCNF.
I’m not sure about you, but one of my top priorities in picking a lawyer, were I an adult actress, would be to make sure that he had a solid grasp on women’s rights…something Avenatti clearly couldn’t give two lumps about back when his baristas were losing their jobs for exercising their right to reproduce.