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Avenatti is a Stormy wage a political war with Trump?
Liberal media gush about Stormy Daniels lawyer. Former Bill Clinton adviser, Mark Penn, gives his take.
Adult film star Stormy Daniels was able to entangle themselves in the legal battle to her lawyer Michael Avenatti, a lawyer for million in legal fees from his company, wants to-may, including the money, the Daniels’ case.
Last month, a Federal bankruptcy court Eagan Avenatti ordered to pay 10 million US dollars lawyer Jason Frank, an employee in the company, claiming that the company stiffed him on the first Tranche of a $4.85 million settlement.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Frank has asked a bankruptcy judge to give him access to all of the legal costs (up to $10 million), the company managed to collect from customers in dozens of cases, including Daniels’ bid to nix a confidentiality agreement about an alleged sexual encounter with President Trump.
That, allegedly, the money could be on a crowdfunding site in the crosshairs.
Avenatti and Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, set up a crowdfunding site for your lawsuit and attorney’s fees in March. More than 16,500 people have donated to Daniels and Avenatti—will reach more than $577,000, according to the crowd justice, runs the Fund.
But Avenatti told Fox News on Wednesday that “under no circumstances” could Frank get Daniels’ means represented as Eagan Avenatti, LLP “never”.
“Eagan Avenatti, LLP, has never been Mrs. Clifford represented,” Avenatti told Fox News in an E-Mail. “Eagan Avenatti, LLP, has never been a retention agreement, had not done with Mrs. Clifford, Mrs. Clifford never, Eagan Avenatti, LLP…Eagan Avenatti, LLP is entitled to any fees from Mrs Clifford…and Eagan Avenatti, LLP is not entitled to fees, the Crowdjustice.com.”
Avenatti added: “The motion is meritless.”
Daniels is represented by Avenatti and employees, according to court documents, the by Fox News.
Frank has not responded to Fox News’ request for comment.
Avenatti is representing Daniels in a case against the former Trump organization lawyer, Michael Cohen, Trump. Cohen Daniels for $130,000 paid in the days leading up to the 2016 presidential elections, in exchange for her silence about a one-time sexual encounter with Trump in 2006 that the President denies.
Cohen is now under criminal investigation as part of a grand jury probe into his personal business relationships.
But Avenatti personal business relationships have been put under the microscope in recent months. Fox News confirmed last month that Avenatti was under investigation by the California State Bar concerning allegations in connection with its responsibility for the bankrupt Tully’s Coffee chain. The ownership group, Global Baristas LLC, is facing a lien for unpaid taxes in the value of approximately $5 million.
Avenatti has also claimed that the tax lien in question “refers to an entity that was owned by a different company, I used to have an interest.” He told Fox News, “at no time was I ever responsible for all taxes for Global Baristas US LLC, nor was I ever a member of this Corporation, nor do I have any direct interests in a Person.”
Court records detail In the dissolute life style, with monthly expenses running about $40,000. He is a well-known collector of watches, clocks and works of art, used a private jet to travel and lease expensive cars, his wife claimed, in the case of documents. Lisa Storie-Avenatti has suggested that he was avoiding her divorce.
Brooke Singman is a political Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter at @Brooke FoxNews.