By The Daily Caller. Much of the developments surrounding Stormy Daniels’ lawsuit again President Donald Trump have focused on the business dealings of attorney Michael Cohen, but an investigation by The Daily Caller News Foundation reveals that Daniels’ counsel, Michael Avenatti, has his own questionable history.
Avenatti’s past is littered with lawsuits, jilted business partners and bankruptcy filings. People who have worked with the lawyer described him to TheDCNF as ruthless, greedy and unbothered by ethical questions.
Dillanos Coffee CEO David Morris claimed last Tuesday that Avenatti never paid him for over $160,000 worth of coffee that Dillanos supplied to Avenatti’s company. “So @StormyDaniels hot shot lawyer Michael owes my small company @Dillanos $160,179 for coffee,” Morris wrote on Twitter. “He talks a big talk about integrity. We trusted him.”
“Michael Avenatti owned Tully’s coffee. They were a large chain of coffee shops. We are a wholesale roaster. We supplied his coffee. The $160,000 represented only a few weeks worth of beans. We cut him off when he wouldn’t pay, he had to close,” Morris explained in a subsequent tweet.
The Daily Caller News Foundation on Thursday interviewed Avenatti over the phone on several topics including Morris’s accusations, which Avenatti denied. “I don’t owe Dillanos coffee anything. I personally don’t owe them anything,” he said. “So that’s nonsense.” (Read more from “With Avenatti in the Spotlight, His Own Questionable past Emerges” HERE)
Michael Avenatti Tweets, Then Deletes, Fox News Booker’s Phone Number
By The Hill. Michael Avenatti inadvertently tweeted out a Fox News booker’s phone number on Saturday, as he sought to hit back at the network’s Tucker Carlson for an on-air rebuke.
The tweet from Stormy Daniels’s attorney came after Carlson claimed on the Friday night taping of his show, “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” that Avenatti had refused to appear on the program.
“We invited the creepy porn lawyer onto this show,” Carlson said. “We called his office — or what he said was his office. It may have been a booth at a Wendy’s in Passaic, maybe a White Castle — you never know. In any case, he turned us down flat. Too bad.”
That prompted a response from Avenatti on Saturday, who tweeted out a screenshot of an email exchange with Fox News booker Kelly McNally, according to the Observer. (Read more from “Michael Avenatti Tweets, Then Deletes, Fox News Booker’s Phone Number” HERE)
Stormy Daniels’ Attorney Faces Disbarment Complaint, Questions over Funding, Finances
By The Blaze. Stormy Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti is finding himself on the hot seat over a disbarment complaint and questions about who is funding him and how he obtained bank records for Trump attorney Michael Cohen, ZeroHedge reported . . .
According to the report: “Questions have emerged over who’s funding Avenatti, how he was privy to Trump attorney Michael Cohen’s bank records – and how exactly did he obtain banking transactions for two men also named Michael Cohen, who he wrongly accused in a seven-page ‘dossier’released this week.” . . .
Other questions have come to light over a bankrupt coffee chain Avenatti allegedly left with $5 million in unpaid taxes to the IRS, dozens of filed in connection with the failed venture, and $160,000 allegedly owed to a coffee vendor.
The legal complaint seeking Avenatti’s disbarment alleges that he “bought a company out of bankruptcy and then used it for a ‘pump and dump’ scheme to deprive federal and state taxing authorities of millions of dollars,” which left over $5 million in unpaid taxes to the IRS,” according to the report. (Read more from “Stormy Daniels’ Attorney Faces Disbarment Complaint, Questions over Funding, Finances” HERE)