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:

Avenatti himself has been in the media spotlight a lot recently, with increased scrutiny into his own background, and he’s responded to some of that reporting by saying, “Expect more personal attacks aimed at me and my client. The other side is panicking and very nervous because they can’t win our cases on the facts or ithe law. So they have to distract and resort to personal attacks about irrelevant issues… My personal life, businesses, past clients, etc. have nothing to do with the current cases and the facts of those cases.”

UPDATE –– 4:46 pm ET: You can read the full LA Times report here, and Finnegan noted Avenatti hasn’t actually disputed the facts:

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