by James Buchanan
Remember the creepy porn star lawyer, Michael Avenatti? Well, you might not remember him for much longer because he just publicly set the last shreds of his credibility on fire.
Avenatti first became famous by attaching himself, much like a giant leech to porn star Stormy Daniels. Stormy of course is famous for taking a payment of $130k from Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, in exchange for signing a non-disclosure agreement, which had a rather steep penalty of two million dollars for each violation.
Now a competent lawyer, or even a lawyer who was not retarded, would have told Stormy not to break that agreement or she would wind up in debt right up to her dilated pupils. Avenatti however went right ahead and dragged her out in front of the cameras to get some cheap publicity for himself while leaving his client liable for a crushing judgment against her if Trump ever has a slow day and decides to sue her based on the non-disclosure agreement.
Avenatti’s failings aren’t limited to bad advice. One source notes “In 2013 Avenatti formed a company, Global Baristas, to buy Seattle-based Tully’s Coffee out of bankruptcy. Avenatti first formed a partnership with actor Patrick Dempsey, but Dempsey later backed away from the venture after a short legal battle that resulted in a settlement. Since 2015, Global Baristas has been named in more than 50 lawsuits in state and federal courts for breach of contract, unpaid bills, and unpaid taxes…”
“In 2018, Avenatti’s law firm was subjected to a $10 million judgment in U.S. bankruptcy court. Avenatti has also defaulted on a $440,000 judgment in back taxes, penalties, and interest that he was personally obligated to pay under another bankruptcy settlement. The U.S. Attorney’s office asserted in court that a motion seeking payment would soon be filed against Avenatti. Eagan Avenatti had been in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings and, in December 2017, had agreed to pay $4.8 million in unpaid fees to a former partner, $2 million in back taxes, and $1 million to other creditors. In June 2018, the former partner filed a motion in U.S. bankruptcy court asking for a lien on any and all legal fees Avenatti’s firm might collect, up to $10 million, from clients in 54 cases including his representation of Stormy Daniels.”
Despite all these shady practices and failure, Avenatti popped into the limelight hopefully for the last time in the middle of the Kavanaugh/sex accuser controversy. Avenatti claimed to have found a third accuser named “Julie Swetnick” who claimed that Brett Kavanaugh and Mark Judge were running “rape trains” on drugged up girls while in high school during at least ten parties that she claimed to witness.
Now a smart person would realize that the FBI had performed six investigations on Kavanaugh and that nothing even remotely approaching this sort of criminal behavior could have escaped their attention, but that didn’t stop Michael Avenatti.
And then it all came crashing down. First there was a claim on 4chan that two people with “burner cell phones had pranked Avenatti, one being the “victim” and the other being an alleged classmate, who “backed up” the victim’s story. Avenatti closed his Twitter account after this came out.
Next, Avenatti’s alleged accuser number three, Julie Swetnick’s past emerged basically blowing her credibility out of the water. First it was discovered that she was three years older than Kavanaugh. How likely was it that she would be attending parties with teenage boys three years younger? And then it was discovered that her last boyfriend had to get a restraining order against her!
A Politico article reports “A Miami-Dade County court docket shows a petition for injunction against Swetnick was filed March 1, 2001, by her former boyfriend, Richard Vinneccy, who told POLITICO Wednesday the two had dated for four years before they broke up…”
“According to Vinneccy, Swetnick threatened him after they broke up and even after he got married to his current wife and had a child.”
“’Right after I broke up with her, she was threatening my family, threatening my wife and threatening to do harm to my baby at that time,’ Vinneccy said in a telephone interview with POLITICO. ‘I know a lot about her.’”
“‘She’s not credible at all,’ he said. ‘Not at all.’”
Not many men have to get restraining orders against ex-girlfriends, so it appears Ms. Swetnick along with her already hard-to-believe claims is an extra special type of crazy.
Even the liberal media didn’t want to touch this Avenatti stink-burger, and the story quickly disappeared from the media, which we can only hope also becomes the fate of Michael Avenatti.