Michael Avenatti Locks His Twitter Account Amid Increased Media Scrutiny

Basta! That word — which means “enough” in Italian — is a favorite hashtag for Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti in many of his tweets about President Donald Trump. But that word now also represents the increasingly embattled Avenatti’s stance on making his Twitter feed accessible to the general public. The lawyer, who has come under more intense media scrutiny in recent days, said that his reasoning for locking his account is threefold. “I purposely locked my account due to the following: a) bots; b) abusive trolls; and c) we will be releasing some sensitive info in the coming weeks and I want to somewhat control who has initial access to it.” The move comes hours after Avenatti blocked CNN’s Ryan Lizza on Twitter — which led to a spat between the two. Lizza accused Avanatti of being hypocritical in painting himself as a champion of the press while Continue reading "Michael Avenatti Locks His Twitter Account Amid Increased Media Scrutiny"

Avenatti Accuses Cohen of Leaking Audio to ’Paint a False Narrative’ in Case Against Stormy Daniels

In a letter filed in federal court, Michael Avenatti accused Michael Cohen’s legal representatives of leaking audio tapes taken by the FBI in their raid on Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, which are allegedly being released to aid the president and his allies in the escalating Stormy Daniels scandal. “We have reason to believe that plaintiff Michael Cohen, or members of his team, have begun to leak select audio recordings to the media that were seized in the FBI raids.We further have reason to believe that these recordings may relate to our client, Ms. Stephanie Clifford,” stated the legal team representing Avenatti, who is adult film actress Daniels’ lawyer. “We think that these select leaks are meant to paint a false narrative relating to Mr. Cohen and his business dealings at the same time he is not disclosing numerous other recordings of him speaking with individuals such as Mr. Trump.” While Continue reading "Avenatti Accuses Cohen of Leaking Audio to ’Paint a False Narrative’ in Case Against Stormy Daniels"

Michael Avenatti Swipes at LA Times Over Reporting on Law Firm Bankruptcy Judgment: ‘Nonsense… Irrelevant’

In the past few weeks, Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti has both publicly and privately hit back (in one case threatening a defamation lawsuit) at media outlets over not-very-flattering coverage as he continues to be very vocal in going after President Trump and Michael Cohen. Today LA Times reporter Michael Finnegan tweeted out some news of an Avenatti law firm that was hit with a $10 million judgment in bankruptcy court: Avenatti was quick to respond by calling this “irrelevant” and “overblown,” saying this is a different law firm with “no ties” to the Daniels case:

Michael Avenatti Swipes at LA Times Over Reporting on Law Firm Bankruptcy Judgment: ‘Nonsense… Irrelevant’

In the past few weeks, Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti has both publicly and privately hit back (in one case threatening a defamation lawsuit) at media outlets over not-very-flattering coverage as he continues to be very vocal in going after President Trump and Michael Cohen. Today LA Times reporter Michael Finnegan tweeted out some news of an Avenatti law firm that was hit with a $10 million judgment in bankruptcy court: Avenatti was quick to respond by calling this “irrelevant” and “overblown,” saying this is a different law firm with “no ties” to the Daniels case:

Michael Avenatti, Ryan Lizza Spar Over Accusations of ‘Posturing as a Champion of Free Press’

Ryan Lizza and Michael Avenatti are beefing on Twitter after the CNN contributor called out the Stormy Daniels lawyer for calling himself a free-speech advocate while blocking people on Twitter. There has been a lot of commotion lately about how Avenatti has trashed and threatened legal action against media organizations who have critically covered him. Even so, Avenatti considers himself a defender of free speech, saying as much when he retweeted a Washington Post piece about his latest antics during his ongoing media tour. Enter Lizza, who can’t see how Avenatti can Continue reading "Michael Avenatti, Ryan Lizza Spar Over Accusations of ‘Posturing as a Champion of Free Press’"

Stormy Daniel’s Lawyer Accuses Turning Point Writer of Stalking His Client: He’s ‘A Real Piece of XXXX’

Stormy Daniel’s lawyer Michael Avenatti accused conservative writer and activist Richard Armande Mills of stalking his client in a bizarre Saturday afternoon tweet that ultimately sparked an avalanche of backlash from Mills. “This guy @RAMRANTS is a real piece of ####. I encourage each of you to view his account and let him know exactly what you think of the way he conducts himself. What kind of person stalks my client and then attempts to get her to say things he can use for some ulterior motive?” Avenatti wrote.

Avenatti Fires Back at Michael Cohen Attorneys for Court Filing Saying He’s Created ‘Carnival Atmosphere’

As the legal battle between Michael Cohen and Michael Avenatti wages on, Stormy Daniels‘ lawyer made another appearance on MSNBC to keep taking shots at the other side. Cohen’s attorneys went off on Avenatti in a court filing Friday to try and bar him from court proceedings, blamed him for “creation of a carnival atmosphere and the knowing, willful engagement in inappropriate conduct.” Avenatti spoke this morning with Joy Reid on AM Joy and said, “We’re not going away. We’re not going to change what we’ve been doing.” “If they want the carnival and the circus to leave town,” he said, “they need to stop the cover-up.” Reid brought up the charge from Cohen’s team that Avenatti is looking to get media attention and is smearing Cohen in the process. Avenatti responded that he’s being targeted because “we’re providing information and evidence to the American people. Continue reading "Avenatti Fires Back at Michael Cohen Attorneys for Court Filing Saying He’s Created ‘Carnival Atmosphere’"