Day of reckoning for the lawyer who took on Trump

From media darling and potential Democrats candidate to facing accusations of fraud and extortion, it has been a dramatic fall from grace for Stormy Daniels’ charismatic former lawyer Michael Avenatti

31st March, 2019
Michael Avenatti pictured with Stormy Daniels in happier times Picture: Getty

Late last year, Politicon Los Angeles, an annual four-day fusion of politics, media and celebrity was thronged with former cabinet members, Capitol Hill lifers, well-known public figures and would-be presidential candidates. It’s the Electric Picnic for political junkies, emceed by America’s best-known political journalists and pundits.

Topping the bill on the final day was Michael Avenatti, the pugnacious Californian lawyer who became a celebrity and avatar of the anti-Trump movement in...

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