Michael Avenatti

Michael Avenatti Faces Sentencing in Nike Extortion Scheme

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the brash California lawyer who publicly sparred with then-President Donald Trump before criminal fraud charges on two coasts disrupted his rapid ascent to fame, faces sentencing in one of those cases Thursday.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 23: Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti walks out of a New York court house after a hearing in a case where he is accused of stealing $300,000 from a former client, adult-film actress Stormy Daniels on July 23, 2019 in New York City. A grand …

Michael Avenatti is Convicted of Trying to Extort Nike

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the combative lawyer who gained fame by representing a porn star in lawsuits involving President Donald Trump, was convicted Friday of trying to extort sportswear giant Nike.

Michael Avenatti

Prosecutor: Michael Avenatti Saw Dollar Signs in Nike Fraud

NEW YORK (AP) — A deep-in-debt Michael Avenatti threatened to deploy his big social media and television presence like a “modern weapon” to try to extort up to $25 million from Nike, a prosecutor claimed Wednesday while a lawyer for the California attorney told jurors at a trial’s opening not to criminalize his client’s “aggressive, tenacious, demanding behavior.”

Michael Avenatti

Mansour: Manufacturing a Smear – How the Democrat-Media Complex Turned Brett Kavanaugh into a ‘Rapist’

So how did a man who is a proven ally of women, who is universally praised by female colleagues, and has never had any complaints lodged against him over his decades-long career come to be labeled a “rapist,” and those who voted to confirm him to the Supreme Court as “rape enablers”? It took a mix of political activism, uncorroborated allegations, and left-wing hysteria – all woven seamlessly into a media narrative blasted 24/7 to drown out the truth and transform a good man into a monster.

Demonstrators protest against the appointment of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on the streets outside on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, on September 27, 2018. - Christine Blasey Ford told senators Thursday that she remains '100 percent' certain that Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's nominee for the US Supreme Court, …