Lawyer Could Seize Daniels' $600,000 Crowdfunding Stash In Dispute With Avenatti

As it turns out, lawyer Michael Avenatti's legal problems are becoming Stormy Daniels' problems, too.

As the Los Angeles Times reports, an Orange County lawyer has asked a bankruptcy court to seize most of the $577,000 that was raised by Daniels during a kickstarter campaign to finance her lawsuit against President Trump. The lawyer, Jason Frank, is trying to collect on a $10 million judgment he won last month against Eagan Avenatti, the Newport Beach firm belonging to Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti. Daniels is famously suing Trump to be let go from a 2016 NDA she signed to not disclose details about an affair she purportedly had with the president a decade ago.

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The debt to Frank was one of the biggest the firm promised to pay when it emerged early this year from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Frank worked at the firm between 2009 and 2016, and says it cheated him out of millions of dollars of pay. Frank won his judgment after the firm broke a promise to pay him nearly $5 million that was supposedly personally guaranteed by Avenatti.

Of course, Avenatti denies that the court has any standing to collect Daniels' money. That's because, he says, Daniels is represented by a totally different firm - called Avenatti & Associates. Apparently, the fact that he no longer works at Eagan Avenatti hasn't stopped Avenatti from using an Eagan Avenatti email address or from copying Eagan Avenatti office manager Judy Regnier. Avenatti also used his title at the firm in his signature block, which also listed him as a partner at Eagan Avenatti.

Still, Avenatti insists they're separate firms and that Daniels was never represented by Eagan Avenatti.

"A signature block means nothing," Avenatti said by email, "and you have no evidence the firm ever represented Ms. Clifford."

In an amusing twist, corporate papers filed with California's secretary of state show that Avenatti & Associates, a firm wholly owned by Avenatti, lists its type of business simply as "Eagan Avenatti". That's probably because Avenatti & Associates owns 75% of Eagan Avenatti. San Francisco lawyer Michael Eagan owns the remainder of the firm.

Regardless of whether Daniels money will also be taken, the bankruptcy clerk last week directed the US Marshals Service to enforce Frank's judgement, which could soon lead to Eagan Avenatti's assets being seized.

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Chris2 HopefulCynical Thu, 06/14/2018 - 22:57 Permalink

Over on halfchan found this:

Anthony Bourdain's name came up on NXIVM who's owner has been arrested and is giving up big clients to get a deal. His name came up for seeking girls age 6-9 and he would be facing life in prison so he chose death.

Also names that came up:

Roger Stone

Bronfman sisters

Doug Rutnik

David Letterman

Jerry Sienfeld

Steven Colbert

Seth Meyers

Trevor Noah

Elon Musk

Peter Theil

John McCain

Joe Biden

Just to name a few.

The guy who posted said the papers were filed on Bourdain and once Schniderman was out of the way the prosecutions begun.

The source is a top, top Hollywood lawyer who has been right every time.

The whole Satanic pit is going down.

Hallelujah!

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NidStyles Pure Evil Thu, 06/14/2018 - 21:14 Permalink

She’s a nice lady. A bit eccentric, but nice. Pretty sure the Angels I met today aren’t so nice, in fact I know a pair of them are really naughty.

 

You know the down arrow mean females, right? Figure it out. I don’t give a shit if that old geezer doesn’t want to here it from the bastard riding the hog. He doesn’t pay my bills either. Quit being an ass.

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LetThemEatRand Cautiously Pes… Thu, 06/14/2018 - 21:45 Permalink

"Stormy wanted to step up to the majors and play the game"

Not defending her, but she succeeded.  According to various news articles people are lining up outside strip clubs to see her (think that would happen otherwise?), and she is now a household name and a porn brand.  You think she cares if her lawyer goes down in flames?  She's a hooker for fuck's sake.   The money she stands to "lose" was donations for her legal fund, not the money she has raised stripping etc.

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FreedomWriter JTBfromtheWL Fri, 06/15/2018 - 05:02 Permalink

As far as we know, only some tightie whities were exposed and that is hearsay

There MAY have been some pumping but surely no dumping (to the best of our knowledge). He's a germaphobe.

Will have to wait for that video to come out to be sure. I suspect both he and SD will be completely bankrupt before that.

Blackmail and fraud are a tough way to make a living. Trump could be gulity of slightly questionable taste, but not much else.

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stefan-coast Thu, 06/14/2018 - 21:28 Permalink

she is not attractive at all...IMO...the feds closed down "backpage.com"...it was a craigslist type of website but it allowed hookers to advertise also...I wont spend money but I did like looking at the pictures..much better than stormy, and much less money.  The feds took away my window shopping damnit!!!!

peippe Thu, 06/14/2018 - 22:28 Permalink

If there's one thing I cannot tolerate it's when I have sex with a guy & get paid to shut my clam about it

but I can't cause that's just me & then he gets to the American Presidency & I hook up with a questionable 

lawyer to try to squeeze more out of him than I'm worth & then some really nice people crowdfund my

sad ways & it turns out my barrister is almost as skanky as me so I may lose those funds the crowd gave 

me in the first place. 

I hate that.

Maybe I should just quit being a gynormous whore. 

rtb61 Fri, 06/15/2018 - 02:40 Permalink

Well, what can be said but when Trump was going on about grabbing a pussy, we now know exactly what type, the pay to play type, the heavy wear type. It's like, what was he thinking with this one, some giant things been up there, a lot a whole lot, Trump well, comes of a bellow average kind of dude and not only would he have banged against the sides but probably bounced right out, sideways, gees probably lucky he did not fall right in, with those tiny hands he would have struggled to get out.

The whole things is stupendously lame, not like any ever claimed Trump as a family values guy, it fact this kind of behaviour something to be expected but main stream media had to scream and carry out, else who would click the ads. If you claim family values and do this, you should be kicked out.

In terms of generality, yep your gave your word to your wife you would not cheat, why should we accept your word of honour to serve the country with real temptations that could harm the rest of us, when you can't keep you genitals out of contact with other people's genitals, break your word in one area why would I expect you to keep it in another.

Trump is single term.