Creepy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti may be in a whole new world of trouble. His client Stormy Daniels is now claiming that the defamation suit she lost, was filed by Avenatti against her wishes. Is she making a case for having Avenatti responsible for paying Trump’s legal fees?
The Daily Beast reports:
Stormy Daniels: Michael Avenatti Sued Trump For Defamation Against My Wishes
Michael Avenatti sued Donald Trump for defaming Stormy Daniels against her wishes, Daniels told The Daily Beast in a statement on Wednesday.
Avenatti also started a new fundraising site to raise money for her legal defense fund without telling her, Daniels said. She said she is not sure whether or not she will keep Avenatti on as her lawyer.
Here is her full statement, provided to The Daily Beast:
“For months I’ve asked Michael Avenatti to give me accounting information about the fund my supporters so generously donated to for my safety and legal defense. He has repeatedly ignored those requests. Days ago I demanded again, repeatedly, that he tell me how the money was being spent and how much was left. Instead of answering me, without my permission or even my knowledge Michael launched another crowdfunding campaign to raise money on my behalf. I learned about it on Twitter.
“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.
This is going to get a lot worse for Avenatti before it gets better. The fallout could potentially end his career, and his freedom.