(TNS) Poetic Justice: Creepy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti, who some Democrats have said could be the party’s 2020 presidential nominee, has been evicted from his California office just as he was hit with a $4.85 million judgment.
Avenatti was sued by his former law partner Jason Frank for unpaid debt, and now a California judge has slapped him with a massive liability.
A Los Angeles Times reporter said that his law firm was evicted from its Newport Beach office for non-payment of four months’ worth of rent.
“Breaking: Eagan Avenatti to be evicted from its Newport Beach offices for nonpayment of 4 months rent. Landlord wins judgment at trial in Orange County,” Times reporter Michael Finnegan tweeted.
Breaking: Eagan Avenatti to be evicted from its Newport Beach offices for nonpayment of 4 months rent. Landlord wins judgment at trial in Orange County.
— Michael Finnegan (@finneganLAT) October 22, 2021
The website Law & Crime noted further:
Frank claimed that when he worked with Avenatti’s former firm Eagan Avenatti, he had an independent contractor arrangement that said he would receive 25% of the firm’s annual profits and 20% of his client’s fees. Frank said he was also supposed to get copies of the firm’s tax returns and other financial records. His lawsuit, filed in May of this year, alleged that the firm didn’t provide the records, misstated what their profits were, and didn’t pay him the amount due to him. In February 2016 he filed a demand to go to arbitration, and resigned from the firm months later.
The two sides eventually reached a settlement agreement, whereby the firm would pay Frank $4.85 million, but Frank sued when he did not receive any payment by the deadline set in the agreement.
At the time the lawsuit was filed, Avenatti told Law & Crime that it was “Frivolous and baseless.”
Apparently the court did not agree.
A defiant Avenatti added: “Any amount awarded Jason Frank will be deducted from the $12 Million he owes me and my firm for his outright fraud in stealing clients, etc.”
The creepy lawyer isn’t having a very good month. A week ago, a federal judge threw out a defamation lawsuit filed against POTUS Trump by his client, former porn star Stormy Daniels.
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