(Big League Politics) – Michael Avenatti was convicted Friday of charges he cheated the porn actor Stormy Daniels out of nearly $300,000 she should have received for her role in authoring a book about an alleged affair with former President Donald Trump, Associated Press reported Friday.
“I’m very disappointed in the jury’s verdict,” Avenatti told reporters outside the federal courtroom in New York. “I’m looking forward to a full adjudication of all the issues on appeal.”
U.S. District Judge Jesse M. Furman reportedly ordered on Monday Avenatti’s surrender to U.S. marshals in California. CPL has so far delayed serving a 2 1/2-year prison sentence for his 2020 conviction in an extortion case with Nike as he awaits the retrial of a fraud case in a California federal court.
Avenatti, known in many circles for his famous “Creepy Porn Lawyer” (CPL) moniker, has faced many legal issues following his work on the Stormy Daniels case as well as a huge decline in reputation. It was only a couple of years ago when many in the mainstream media were slobbering over the failed lawyer; Even TIME was in on the trend, gleefully declaring that “the idea that the 47-year-old lawyer could be the Democratic presidential nominee in 2020 began to appear not entirely unrealistic.”
That is, of course, if you wear a p*ssy hat at political rallies.
For the record, that wasn’t hyperbole:
This is the effect Michael Avenatti has on many of the Democratic faithful: he thrills them to the core. His presence at the picnic had instantly tripled ticket sales. Pink-hatted students mingled with retirees in single payer now tees as the state party chairman, one of the country’s leading Democratic power brokers, introduced him as “Donald Trump’s worst nightmare, Michael Avenatti!” to rapturous cheers. And the idea that the 47-year-old lawyer could be the Democratic presidential nominee in 2020 began to appear not entirely unrealistic.
Creepy Porn Lawyer also drew attention in the past after appearing on a September 2020 TV interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson that soon became one of the most famous political battles of the year: