Latest Michael Avenatti News

Stormy Daniels agrees to dismiss lawsuit against ex-lawyer

May. 18, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Porn actress Stormy Daniels has agreed to dismiss a lawsuit that accused her former lawyer of colluding with President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, to have her deny having an affair with Trump. A notice to the court on Thursday indicated that Daniels — whose real...

Avenatti hires lawyer to represent him in fraud case

May. 15, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Attorney Michael Avenatti hired a lawyer to represent him Wednesday after a federal judge rejected his request for a public defender in a case alleging he stole millions of dollars from clients, cheated on taxes and committed bank fraud. Avenatti announced the hiring of attorney H....

The Latest: Avenatti tells court he's hired a defense lawyer

May. 15, 2019 2:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a criminal case against attorney Michael Avenatti (all times local): 10:52 a.m. Attorney Michael Avenatti has told a federal judge in California that he has hired a lawyer to represent him in a case alleging he stole millions of dollars from clients, cheated on taxes and...

Judge rejects public defender for Avenatti in fraud case

May. 14, 2019 9:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge Tuesday rejected attorney Michael Avenatti's request for a public defender to represent him in a case alleging he stole millions of dollars from clients, cheated on his taxes and committed bank fraud. Judge James Selna denied the request without providing a reason on the...

R. Kelly's lawyer demands Avenatti texts, emails at hearing

May. 7, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti pushed his way into the R. Kelly sex abuse case proclaiming that he was representing two of the accusers but on Tuesday it became clearer that he may be involved in a way he didn't anticipate: as a witness. At a court hearing, Kelly's attorney reiterated his...

The Latest: R. Kelly lawyer says he's waiting to get video

May. 7, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the sexual abuse case against R&B singer R. Kelly (all times local): 10:45 a.m. R. Kelly's attorney says he's still waiting for prosecutors to hand over videotape of what another attorney, Michael Avenatti, says shows the singer having sex with an underage girl. Attorney...

Avenatti pleads not guilty on charges of cheating, lying

Apr. 29, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Attorney Michael Avenatti pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he stole millions of dollars from clients, cheated on his taxes and lied to investigators. When asked to enter a plea in federal court in Santa Ana, California, Avenatti told the judge, "Not guilty to all charges."...

The Latest: Avenatti pleads not guilty in California case

Apr. 29, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on criminal charges against attorney Michael Avenatti (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Attorney Michael Avenatti has pleaded not guilty to charges that he stole millions of dollars from clients, cheated on his taxes and lied to investigators. Avenatti was arraigned Monday...

Judge delays next step in Avenatti legal process

Apr. 26, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has agreed to delay the next step in the legal process for federal extortion charges against lawyer Michael Avenatti for 30 days. An order signed Thursday by U.S. Magistrate Judge Henry Pitman was entered in the public record Friday. The order extends until May 28 a deadline for...

Report: Avenatti met R. Kelly prosecutor Foxx at O'Hare

Apr. 18, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Phone texts suggest chief Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx worked closely with attorney Michael Avenatti before bringing sexual abuse charges against singer R. Kelly, including by meeting Avenatti during a layover at O'Hare International Airport. The Chicago Tribune reported Thursday on the Feb....