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Michael Avenatti Abandons Stormy Daniels After Judge Gives him an Ultimatum

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Promoted from the diaries by streiff. Promotion does not imply endorsement.
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This is almost too funny to be true.

Michael Avenatti, CNN perosnali…err I mean lawyer to Stormy Daniels, was reprimanded in court today and given a choice by Judge Wood, who is overseeing the Michael Cohen case.

The background is that Mr. Avenatti, who claims to be Stormy Daniels’ lawyer, had sought to represent her in the case against Michael Cohen. What exactly Stormy Daniels has to do with that case is unclear, but it’s 2018 so anything goes.

After submitting his request to represent Ms. Daniels, Avenatti was given a choice (per The Hill)…

Avenatti reportedly faced tough questions during the hearing from federal District Judge Kimba Wood, who told him in court on Wednesday he would have to stop his “publicity tour” if he wanted to participate in the case…

…Wood reprimanded Avenatti in court, according to multiple media reports. “You cannot declare your opinion as to Mr. Cohen’s guilt, which you did. You would not be able to give publicity to documents,” Wood said, according to the New York Daily News. “You’re entitled to publicity. I can’t stop you — unless you’re participating in a matter before me.”

When given a choice to shut up and be an actual lawyer or keep going on CNN, what did he choose?

Avenatti chose CNN of course.

Michael Avenatti has withdrawn his request to represent adult-film star Stormy Daniels in the case centered on the FBI raid of President Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen.

Shortly after a conference hearing Wednesday in a federal district court in Manhattan, Avenatti withdrew his request to weigh in on the case.

What kind of lawyer abandon’s their client on part of their litigation in order to continue a self-serving publicity tour? Michael Avenatti apparently.