What do you know about this?
Michael Avenatti, the loudmouth lawyer who once represented Stephanie Clifford — aka Stormy Daniels — has been arrested and charged with trying to extort $20 million from Nike Corp.
I don’t whether to laugh or . . . laugh some more.
Avenatti became a talk-show staple while he was representing Clifford/Daniels, the adult film actress who allegedly had a sexual relationship with the future president of the United States, Donald Trump. She received a $130,000 payment to keep quiet about the alleged encounter, even though Trump said it didn’t happen. Well, go figure.
Avenatti got so much mileage from his representing the future president’s one-night squeeze he considered running for president of the United States in 2020. He has scrapped those POTUS plans.
He has been accused of threatening Nike with negative publicity if it didn’t pay him the dough.
This clown is entitled to his presumption of innocence. I’ll grant him that presumption.
Still, there’s another part of me that secretly is cheering federal prosecutors on in their quest for a conviction. Why? Let’s just say Avenatti pi**** me off with his constant talk-show blathering about Trump, his client and how he intended to savage the president were he to run as a candidate for the White House.
His moment in the limelight looked for all the world like someone seeking to capitalize on the proverbial “15 minutes of fame.”
Check out the complaint, which is contained in this link.
It’s a doozy.