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Article by Bryan Howard
November 29, 2018
Creepy Porn Lawyer seems to be in hot water yet again. The Porn star Stormy Daniels that was represented by Avenatti claims he filed the defamation suit against President Trump against her wishes. Of true that is a serious ethical issue that could result in massive law suits against Avenatti.
Stormy Daniels stated to the Daily Beast, “I haven’t decided yet what to do about legal representation moving forward. Michael has been a great advocate in many ways. I’m tremendously grateful to him for aggressively representing me in my fight to regain my voice. But in other ways Michael has not treated me with the respect and deference an attorney should show to a client. He has spoken on my behalf without my approval. He filed a defamation case against Donald Trump against my wishes.”
Daniels Continued, “He repeatedly refused to tell me how my legal defense fund was being spent. Now he has launched a new crowdfunding campaign using my face and name without my permission and attributing words to me that I never wrote or said. I’m deeply grateful to my supporters and they deserve to know their money is being spent responsibly.”
Michael Avenati responded to these claims to the Daily Beast.
“I am and have always been Stormy’s biggest champion. I have personally sacrificed an enormous amount of money, time and energy toward assisting her because I believe in her. I have always been an open book with Stormy as to all aspects of her cases and she knows that. You need only look back at her numerous prior interviews where she states we talk and communicate multiple times every day about her cases.”
“The retention agreement Stormy signed back in February provided that she would pay me $100.00 and that any and all other monies raised via a legal fund would go toward my legal fees and costs. Instead, the vast majority of the money raised has gone toward her security expenses and similar other expenses. The most recent campaign was simply a refresh of the prior campaign, designed to help defray some of Stormy’s expenses.”
The Daily Beast reached out to a Law professor for comment on the legal issues that face Avenatti if true.
“Stephen Gillers, a New York University Law School professor and expert on legal ethics, said Avenatti could face serious problems if he sued Trump against Daniels’ wishes.”
““If he filed the case with her name when it was clear that she told him not to, then he could be sued for that,” Gillers said. “He could be sued for malpractice. If true, she has a malpractice case against him. I emphasize if true. And if true, he would be subject to discipline but not as serious as disbarment.””
Avenatti has been having a rough couple of months in the legal world.
- Lost Stormy Daniels Case.
- Referred to the DOJ for investigation over the false rape allegation against Kavanaugh.
- Owes Hundreds of thousands in unpaid rent for his office.
- Allegedly beat his girlfriend.
- Allegations of filing law suit without clients permission.