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Old 25th March 2019, 05:07 PM   #1
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Creepypornlawyer Avenatti arrested for trying to shake down Nike for 20 million

https://dailycaller.com/2019/03/25/a...r-cnn-analyst/

Celebrity attorney and CNN analyst Mark Geragos is the co-conspirator cited in a federal indictment handed down Monday against attorney Michael Avenatti, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Authorities indicted and arrested Avenatti Monday in New York on charges of wire fraud, bank fraud and attempting to extort $20 million from Nike Inc. Avenatti threatened to publicly disparage Nike if the company did not pay him millions of dollars, according to the indictment.
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Old 25th March 2019, 05:09 PM   #2
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Old 25th March 2019, 07:08 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by applecorped View Post
Celebrity attorney and CNN analyst Mark Geragos is the co-conspirator cited in a federal indictment handed down Monday against attorney Michael Avenatti, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Geragos is Jussie Smollett's lawyer.

Originally Posted by New York Post
One of the alleged co-conspirators in the Michael Avenatti extortion case is a California lawyer and longtime CNN analyst “known for representation of celebrity and public figure clients” — including Colin Kaepernick, Michael Jackson and Jussie Smollett, a report says.

Attorney Mark Geragos, 61, was not actually named in the criminal complaint against Avenatti, but two sources familiar with the matter tell The Wall Street Journal that he is the “CC-1” that prosecutors referred to in the document...
https://nypost.com/2019/03/25/lawyer...o-conspirator/
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Old 25th March 2019, 09:32 PM   #5
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I'm not at all invested in Avenatti as a person. And this trend of showing he's scummy as a way to own the libs is just sort of bizarre.

But so long as folks think "Creepy Porn Lawyer" is a title earned by representing a porn star, then it sort of baffles me that sleeping with a porn star shortly after your wife bears your child, then later paying off that porn star during a campaign in violation of campaign finance laws, then lying to the American people repeatedly about the whole sleazy thing... It seems like all that ought to be worthy of a title itself.
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Old 25th March 2019, 10:39 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Cavemonster View Post
I'm not at all invested in Avenatti as a person. And this trend of showing he's scummy as a way to own the libs is just sort of bizarre.

But so long as folks think "Creepy Porn Lawyer" is a title earned by representing a porn star, then it sort of baffles me that sleeping with a porn star shortly after your wife bears your child, then later paying off that porn star during a campaign in violation of campaign finance laws, then lying to the American people repeatedly about the whole sleazy thing... It seems like all that ought to be worthy of a title itself.

Creepy Porn Dump?
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Originally Posted by applecorped View Post
https://dailycaller.com/2019/03/25/a...r-cnn-analyst/

Celebrity attorney and CNN analyst Mark Geragos is the co-conspirator cited in a federal indictment handed down Monday against attorney Michael Avenatti, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Authorities indicted and arrested Avenatti Monday in New York on charges of wire fraud, bank fraud and attempting to extort $20 million from Nike Inc. Avenatti threatened to publicly disparage Nike if the company did not pay him millions of dollars, according to the indictment.
I certainly don't condone this behavior but I'll always be glad for the damage he did to Trump.
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Old 26th March 2019, 01:41 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Cavemonster View Post
I'm not at all invested in Avenatti as a person. And this trend of showing he's scummy as a way to own the libs is just sort of bizarre.

But so long as folks think "Creepy Porn Lawyer" is a title earned by representing a porn star, then it sort of baffles me that sleeping with a porn star shortly after your wife bears your child, then later paying off that porn star during a campaign in violation of campaign finance laws, then lying to the American people repeatedly about the whole sleazy thing... It seems like all that ought to be worthy of a title itself.
Oh, come on.

Trump was just getting his rocks off and then doing his best to protect his wife from undue stress and emotion. And spending lots of money on that too. Imagine spending this much money on protecting your wife -in her fragile state as a new mother- from stress and depression and humiliation, and not wanting her to ever find out how much you invested in her wellbeing. That, ladies and gentlemen, is the purest form of selfless altruism.
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Creepy porn grifter surely.
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The hubris in trying to extort money from a corporation. What a dumb ********.
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Sometimes I wonder if the CIA injects targets with some kind of Insanity Drug - it's hard to explain the behavior of certain public figures any other way.
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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
Sometimes I wonder if the CIA injects targets with some kind of Insanity Drug - it's hard to explain the behavior of certain public figures any other way.
I think it's more likely that people who seek fame or public office have a narcissistic streak.
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The hubris in trying to extort money from a corporation. What a dumb ********.
Large corporations also have in-house legal teams staffed with the most bloodthirsty sociopaths this side of ISIS. They need constant legal trouble to justify the existence of their department, so they relish the chance to escalate any small problem into protracted lawfare.

I've had to deal with such a department of a large retailer who contacted me over the similarity between the name of the company I worked for (est 1930), and their company (est 1980). After €6000 worth of back-and-forth between my lawyer and them, they send me a document to sign in which my company would agree to stop operating under our name and refrain from wholesale activities. Ironic, because we also happened to be a supplier of them.

At this point I had our CEO call their CEO, who turned out know each other and the whole, totally pointless thing, was dropped.
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Old 26th March 2019, 07:27 AM   #14
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He is a lawyer, he should know better.

He could have just bought a pile of Put Options on Nike, and then leak his dirt through some desperate media site.
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Ambiguous. Is he a creepy person who is a porn lawyer, or is he a lawyer for creepy porn?

Also this new phone autocorrected 'porn' to 'pork' and I can't decide if creepy pork lawyer is better or worse.
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The script is actually pretty amazing.

Just before Avenatti was to make his press conference, he is instead arrested with a completely opposite narrative.

It was going to be a clever riff on a blockbuster theme: another case of special priveleges in college admissions/athletics...

Instead it's brazen (not a sufficient word!) extortion, my God: $21 million.

A lesson in getting to the microphone first. If Avennati had gotten the narrative established first, these charges would instantly have been framed as malicious retaliatory prosecution, it's fantastic public relations management as Bernays called it. When you get to the mic first.

What a bombshell in the opposite direction.

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Ambiguous. Is he a creepy person who is a porn lawyer, or is he a lawyer for creepy porn?

Also this new phone autocorrected 'porn' to 'pork' and I can't decide if creepy pork lawyer is better or worse.
Better, because bacon!
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Old 26th March 2019, 12:17 PM   #18
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Among the indictments Avenatti faces is this...

"Avenatti faces bank fraud charges for allegedly obtaining $4.1 million in loans from a Mississippi bank by submitting false tax returns."

Geez, this sounds awfully familiar doesn't it? I seem to recall a couple of well known people who have done this fraudulently obtaining loans thing... one has been charged and found guilty and is about to do 7 years in the federal slammer, and the other, well, he can't be indicted for some strange reason.... yet!

This kind of bank fraud seems to be a common theme among some of the sleaziest people in US Politics
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God knows I do not want to deal with Ethnic Stereotypes, but I really wonder if stuff is going to come out showing Avenatti had connections with a Certain Italian American Fraternal Organization.
Trump and Avenatti going at each other is a bit like Hitler and Stalin duking it out..they deserve each other.
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Uh, are we going to completely ignore the scandal he was going to blackmail Nike over?
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Uh, are we going to completely ignore the scandal he was going to blackmail Nike over?
*looks at thread title*

I guess we here in this thread are. Unless you want to engage in some tortured argument that this justifies his extortion attempt.
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Uh, are we going to completely ignore the scandal he was going to blackmail Nike over?
That would be a different thread, which should be in the Sports forum. Feel free to start it.
Meanwhile, retweeted by Popehat, who is all the Twitter you need to know:
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The Nike lawyers set up a sting where they were like "please Mr. Avenatti tell us again your proposal in which you solicit an 8-figure sum of money, not for your client, but for you personally." And Avenatti was like "LOL okay."
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Pro tip: if you do something shady, and then they go quiet for a while, and then they are like "please, let us have a phone call in which you reiterate your plan to Do Crimes with us," you say "no, that is not a thing" and you hang up and you never talk to them again.
Linky.
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Uh, are we going to completely ignore the scandal he was going to blackmail Nike over?
Already an all things Avenatti thread.
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How important is this social issue or current event.

Powerful factions using the power of government to target politically uppity opponents is a perennial problem.
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Regardless of all this avenatti still has a good shot at being a democratic Presidential nominee in 2020
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I'm not at all invested in Avenatti as a person. And this trend of showing he's scummy as a way to own the libs is just sort of bizarre.

But so long as folks think "Creepy Porn Lawyer" is a title earned by representing a porn star, then it sort of baffles me that sleeping with a porn star shortly after your wife bears your child, then later paying off that porn star during a campaign in violation of campaign finance laws, then lying to the American people repeatedly about the whole sleazy thing... It seems like all that ought to be worthy of a title itself.
It's only when the other team associates with those filthy porn critters that it's bad. When your team associates with those professional pleasure providers, it's fine.
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Regardless of all this avenatti still has a good shot at being a democratic Presidential nominee in 2020
... as running mate to Jussie Smollett, of course.
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Avenatti is being assigned a federal public defender. He really must be broke.

I wouldn't be surprised if it turns out the driving force of his downfall was a cash flow problem. Almost like a lawyer form of check kiting, diverting money from one pile to another, constantly trying to meet his obligations to clients and partners while still keeping his career viable. This Nike thing might have been a desperate moonshot to grab a pile of cash to settle his previous obligations.
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Lol! Creepypornlawyer enjoys the Finer Things:

Neiman Marcus purchases: $217,000

Luxury watch store: $117,000

Porsche dealers: $277,236

Waterfront house in Newport Beach, California: $100,000 monthly rent

Ferrari lease: $39,762

Luxury apartment in Century City rent tab: $123,825

Seattle coffee-chain Tully’s: $9 million (Avenatti’s Global Baristas has also been accused of dodging taxes)

Exclusive Resorts, “world’s elite private vacation club”: $176,500 (paid for through Avenatti & Associates)
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Lol! If he gets much CreepyPornier he can run for President
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What makes him creepy anyway? He represented clients who do porn? Or is he creepy in spite of that.
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Avenatti is being assigned a federal public defender.
At least he'll have better representation than his clients.
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What makes him creepy anyway? He represented clients who do porn? Or is he creepy in spite of that.
Cognitive dissonance / psychological projection on the part of Trump supporters. You see, associating with porn stars is creepy, unless you are banging them right after your wife gives birth. I read about this in The Faith of Donald J Trump, by Harper Collins.
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Things keep getting stranger:
Clare Bronfman faints in Nxivm hearing when asked if she hired Michael Avenatti
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Cognitive dissonance / psychological projection on the part of Trump supporters. You see, associating with porn stars is creepy, unless you are banging them right after your wife gives birth. I read about this in The Faith of Donald J Trump, by Harper Collins.
Those psychological traits are required to be a Trump supporter. Also, the ability to blatantly lie about these kinds of things as well.
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Luxury watch store: $117,000
I'll admit, when I finally win the lottery I'm going to get a couple of stupid-expensive watches. Honestly you can keep the hideous and silly supercars and the foreclosurebait California beach houses and overinflated designer clothing, but I'm getting me a Fine Swiss Chronometer.
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Lol! Creepypornlawyer enjoys the Finer Things:

Neiman Marcus purchases: $217,000

Luxury watch store: $117,000

Porsche dealers: $277,236

Waterfront house in Newport Beach, California: $100,000 monthly rent

Ferrari lease: $39,762

Luxury apartment in Century City rent tab: $123,825

Seattle coffee-chain Tully’s: $9 million (Avenatti’s Global Baristas has also been accused of dodging taxes)

Exclusive Resorts, “world’s elite private vacation club”: $176,500 (paid for through Avenatti & Associates)
LOL, this guy has the financial sense of Nicolas Cage.
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Originally Posted by Venom View Post
What makes him creepy anyway? He represented clients who do porn? Or is he creepy in spite of that.
He's only known as "creepy porn lawyer" because the wanker-in-chief of Trump's Propaganda Arm called him that.

I have a much better, more appropriate, and technically more accurate term for Avenatti... shyster!
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Originally Posted by smartcooky View Post
He's only known as "creepy porn lawyer" because the wanker-in-chief of Trump's Propaganda Arm called him that.

I have a much better, more appropriate, and technically more accurate term for Avenatti... shyster!
Trump has an incredible talent for 'branding' people in a way that sticks, whether you want it or not. 'Low energy Jeb', 'Lying Hillary', 'creepy porn lawyer'. You just can't unsee it. I hate that basic school-bully tactics are so effective at this scale.
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LOL, this guy has the financial sense of Nicolas Cage.
Come now, you have to admit that while Cage lacks sense he doesn't lack style: buying a tyrannosaur skeleton is an awesome way to use one's money, even if you have to give it back.
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