Justice Takes Many Forms
Over the past almost four years, Trump supporters have been subjected to a constant onslaught of negative headlines, attacks and false narratives, aimed not only at our political leader but ourselves, our ideology and our very character. It’s within that context that one could understand the joy we feel in seeing one of the most scandalous purveyors of these attacks meet his karmic justice before the entire nation.
Now that I’ve provided the disclaimer for this guilty pleasure, let’s dig in!
Federal prosecutors brought yet another set of charges against creepy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti today, this time alleging that he skimmed nearly $300,000 from his favorite meal ticket Stormy Daniels, the “adult actress” he used for months on end to become a fixture on the Fake News and in turn raise big money from deranged Trump-haters convinced he was the man to take down the Orange Menace.
Prosecutors in New York charged that Avenatti sent a fraudulent and unauthorized letter purporting to contain Stormy’s signature to her book agent instructing the agent to send payments to his bank account rather than to her.
The indictment leaves Avenatti facing three sets of federal charges in two states. Prosecutors have also accused him of trying to extort money from the Nike corporation and of stealing from clients in Los Angeles, one of whom being a paraplegic who lost his disability check due to the large settlement he won from the accident that made him that way, the same settlement Avenatti pocketed for himself.
It’s safe to say that Avenatti better get to know Jesus, and fast.
He said today on Twitter that “no monies relating to Ms. Daniels were ever misappropriated or mishandled.” He said he plans to contest the charges and “will be fully exonerated once the relevant emails, contracts, text messages, and documents are presented.”
Prosecutors allege that Avenatti spent money meant for Daniels on airfare, hotels, car services, meal delivery, online retailers and his law firm’s payroll. When Daniels asked what happened to the money, Avenatti allegedly lied and said he was still seeking payment from her publisher. Daniels, being a vacuous strumpet, apparently never thought to contact the publisher itself.
About one month after diverting Daniels’ initial payment, Avenatti used funds from another source to pay Daniels $148,750 so that she wouldn’t realize he had taken her money, prosecutors said. But a week later, Daniels’ agent sent another $148,750 payment to Avenatti’s account and he again allegedly began spending the money, prosecutors said.
“Michael Avenatti abused and violated the core duty of an attorney – the duty to his client,” Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman said. “As alleged, he blatantly lied to and stole from his client to maintain his extravagant lifestyle, including to pay for, among other things, a monthly car payment on a Ferrari. Far from zealously representing his client, Avenatti, as alleged, instead engaged in outright deception and theft, victimizing rather than advocating for his client.”
So the brave lawyer who was helping poor little Stormy take on the most powerful man in the world was using her money on a fancy sports car. Whoodathunkit.
You may also recall that, at Avenatti’s direction, Stormy filed a defamation lawsuit against Trump, but a federal judge dismissed the case in December and ordered her to pay $292,000 to the president for his legal costs. Yes, this idiot got owned so badly that his client had to pay Trump’s legal fees. I swear, I’m almost gonna miss this guy. Almost.
After Nike was having Avenatti sewn up for extortion this past March, Stormy broke her silence on Twitter to inform everyone that she had fired him a month earlier after “discovering that he had dealt with me extremely dishonestly.” She didn’t elaborate at the time, but it’s safe to say that the details have now been filled in.
“Knowing what I know now about Michael Avenatti, I am saddened but not shocked by news reports that he has been criminally charged today,” she said in between lap dances at the world famous Bouncin’ Booby Bar in Canton, Ohio.
Avenatti was also formally indicted today for his Nike charges —extortion and conspiracy— allegedly threatening to reveal what he claimed was evidence that Nike made improper payments to high school basketball players unless the company paid $1.5 million to one of his clients and $15 million to $25 million for him and an associate to conduct an investigation of Nike.
Another batch of criminal charges was revealed in Los Angeles accusing Avenatti of embezzling $12 million from his clients to pay for personal expenses, including a coffee business and a private jet.
The man who CNN, MSNBC and others hailed as a formidable candidate for the 2020 presidency and “Donald Trump’s worst nightmare” has been exposed as the fraud he’s been all along. Isn’t it funny how everyone in the so-called flyover states, the deplorables who need the wisdom of Fake News elites to guide us to better lives, saw through this conman from the very beginning. Meanwhile, the overeducated pundits who spend every waking moment slandering and propagandizing in support of their own agenda managed to thoroughly humiliate themselves on the altar of supporting anyone perceived to have landed a blow against their boogey man in the White House.
Michael Avenatti was exposed, to be sure, but he wasn’t the only one.
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