TROUBLE IN CPL PARADISE …
We had actually called this from the beginning and stated that porn star Stormy Daniels was getting in over her head and would be used, abused and screwed by CPL Michael Avenatti in ways the porn star had never been in her life. Now it appears to be coming to fruition. As reported at The Daily Beast, Stormy Daniels states that Michael Avenatti sued Trump for defamation against my wishes and set up not one, but two crowd funding sites, and has refused to provide an accounting. In essence, Stormy Daniels is accusing the creepy porn lawyer of unethical conduct.
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.
Stormy Daniels called her attorney “a great advocate in many ways,” she is unsure whether she will keep him. Did Avenatti ever act in his clients best interest or his own and just used her? Who could not see this coming a mile away? In the end Daniels appears to have been screwed again. The legal advice she was given will probably cost her money in the end.
The actress whose real name is Stephanie Clifford accused Mr. Avenatti, who has become a talk-show staple and a potential Democratic presidential contender, of not acting in her best interests.
“In other ways Michael has not treated me with the respect and deference an attorney should show to a client. He has spoken on my behalf without my approval. He filed a defamation case against Donald Trump against my wishes. … I don’t want to hurt Michael, but it’s time to set the record straight. The truth has always been my greatest ally,” Ms. Clifford said.
Michael Avenatti provided an identical statement on the matter to The Daily Caller as he did The Daily Beast on the matter.
He said, “I am and have always been Stormy’s biggest champion. I have personally sacrificed an enormous amount of money, time and energy toward assisting her because I believe in her. I have always been an open book with Stormy as to all aspects of her cases and she knows that. You need only look back at her numerous prior interviews where she states we talk and communicate multiple times every day about her cases.”
“The retention agreement Stormy signed back in February provided that she would pay me $100.00 and that any and all other monies raised via a legal fund would go toward my legal fees and costs. Instead, the vast majority of the money raised has gone toward her security expenses and similar other expenses,” Avenatti continued. “The most recent campaign was simply a refresh of the prior campaign, designed to help defray some of Stormy’s expenses.”