Avenatti is bent out of shape that the FBI investigation isn’t looking into allegations his client brought forward. They might have bigger problems to worry about.
From the time Diane (‘ChiFi’) Feinstein dropped the bomb of sexual allegations on these hearings until the day those allegations were heard in the Senate, all kinds of copycat rumors and allegations had their chance to spring up out of the woodwork.
Grassley, for one, isn’t playing games.
Remember that allegation about Kavanaugh involving a boat in Rhode Island? The one that was later recanted? That case has since been referred for criminal charges… against the accuser.
Has Avenatti got himself mixed up with a client who will face a similar fate?
First off, the allegations being flung around against someone who’s had SIX criminal background checks — allegations which involve drinking, quaaludes and rape gangs — strain credulity.
Add to that her own aggressive use of the legal system, and you see patterns that give a skeptic pause.
No, we don’t mean the ex who called her crazy and said he tried to get a restraining order, but couldn’t afford the fees to do so. We mean the OTHER sketchy stuff.
For example, there is the lawsuit that her Creepy Porn Lawyer calls ‘without merit’ because it was dismissed within a month. That’s ONE explanation. But it’s not the ONLY one.
In the suit, Webtrends alleged Swetnick claimed to have graduated from Johns Hopkins University but the company said it subsequently learned the school had no record of her attendance. Webtrends said she also “falsely described her work experience” at a prior employer.
The suit also alleges Swetnick “engaged in unwelcome, sexually offensive conduct” while at Webtrends and “made false and retaliatory allegations that other co-workers had engaged in inappropriate conduct toward her.”
The suit alleges Swetnick “engaged in unwelcome sexual innuendo and inappropriate conduct” directed at two male employees during a business lunch, with Webtrends customers present. Swetnick claimed two other employees had sexually harassed her, according to the suit.
Webtrends’ suit said it determined Swetnick had engaged in misconduct but could not find evidence to support her allegations against her colleagues. Later, the company alleged, Swetnick took medical leave and simultaneously claimed unemployment benefits in the District of Columbia.
Source: Oregon Live [emphasis added]
It is equally possible that lawyers did a cost/benefit analysis of reputational harm and loss of business relating to the potential negative press of harrassment allegations, and chose to settle quietly. This is not an unusual situation. That scenario would render Avenatti’s ‘quick dismissal’ explanation moot.
…she filed a personal injury lawsuit in Maryland against the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. She claimed she lost more than $420,000 in earnings after she hurt her nose in a fall on a train in 1992.
Swetnick, who described herself in court records as a model and actor, claimed she had “numerous modeling commitments” with several companies at the time of the accident but missed out them because of her injuries.
To support her claim for lost wages, Swetnick named “Konam Studios” as one of the companies promising to employ her. A court filing identified Nam Ko, a representative of “Kunam Studios,” as a possible plaintiff’s witness for her case.
Ko, however, told AP on Friday that he was just a friend of Swetnick’s and that he had never owned a company with a name spelled either way and had never agreed to pay her money for any work before she injured her nose. He said he first met Swetnick at a bar more than a year after her alleged accident.
[…] The paperwork filed in the suit includes a letter addressed to Swetnick’s attorney from Richard Zamora, who is identified as a marketing executive from a San Jose, California-based company called Fiber Sign Inc. In the letter, dated March 1994, Zamora said the company had been prepared to hire Swetnick as a model and spokeswoman and pay her a $60,000 base salary but offered the job to someone else after learning of her accident.
Source: Global News (Canada)
THIS is the ‘credible’ accuser that Avanetti thinks he would bring against a sitting judge who’s already passed SIX background checks.
What could possibly motivate her? Well, judging by the lawsuits, money could do it. Dr. Ford certainly got a lot of public and financial support after becoming a headline.
What else? Well, how about fame? Look at the lawyer she chose. He managed to ride a porn star’s, uh… coattails to national fame and is actually considered a credible candidate for the Democrat Primaries.
If a little notoriety could do that for Avanetti, how about a girl who’s ‘got the goods’ on a Republican-nominated judge? Book deals, TV appearances. The world could be her oyster.
Or, she could go the way of the guy who spun that Rhode Island sailboat accusation.
It’s a high-stakes game she’s playing.
Is she the real deal or a fraud?