Creepy Porn Lawyer — the Media’s NeverTrump Darling and dark horse candidate for President — just got some bad news. #Basta
Remember how Michale Avenatti was THE celebrity that Media personalities swooned over? Remember how he and a stripper were given the keys to a city once?
Remember how he crowed that he would live to see Trump in an orange jumpsuit?
Those days must seem a very long time ago indeed, to those who used to cheer for him.
Michael Avenatti found guilty on all counts in the Nike trial.
Cable news hardest hit.
— Tim Murtaugh – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TimMurtaugh) February 14, 2020
The verdict from the Nike Extortion case has been handed down.
‘Guilty on all counts’.
This clip of Avenatti talking about handcuffs and sexual fantasies is very appropriate in light of today's news. Lol pic.twitter.com/xmrgYLWcZQ
— Cameron Cawthorne (@Cam_Cawthorne) February 14, 2020
Avenatti faces a statutory maximum of 20 years in prison. A judge set sentencing for June.
The jury’s decision in U.S. District Court in Manhattan came Friday after a three-week trial for the California lawyer who gained fame representing porn star star Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Donald Trump. Jurors began deliberating Wednesday.
“Today a unanimous jury found Michael Avenatti guilty of misusing his client’s information in an effort to extort tens of millions of dollars from the athletic apparel company Nike,” U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman said in a statement. “While the defendant may have tried to hide behind legal terms and a suit and tie, the jury clearly saw the defendant’s scheme for what it was — an old-fashioned shakedown.”
Avenatti glared at the jurors as the verdict was being announced, but didn’t say anything. Afterward, he shook hands with his lawyers and told them, “great job.” —NBC
You can almost bet money that his old catchphrase #basta will be trending on social media today.
Just how far has he fallen?
If Avenatti were someone with any integrity at all, he might have gone far.
The conviction of Michael is deeply saddening on both a professional and personal level. Michael was my former student and research assistant. He was one of the most talented students I have encountered in teaching . . .
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) February 14, 2020
But what do we really expect from Creepy Porn Lawyer other than self-aggrandizement and a desire to cheat his way into a lifestyle his work has never entitled him to.
He’s joined the slag heap of yet another jackass picking a fight with Trump only to discover that, when the smoke had cleared, the only one destroyed was himself.