Earlier this week, Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for Stormy Daniels or accusers of R. Kelly was arrested in New York. The lawyer is accused by US justice of trying to extort millions of dollars from the Nike company and financial malpractices. This is a real blow for the one who has long considered to run in the presidential election of 2020.
Michael Avenatti has threatened to drop the market capitalization of the firm Nike, nearly $ 10 billion, if they refused his proposal. The lawyer also assured that he did not ” joke “.
Michael Avenatti said he was ready to hold a press conference the day before the announcement of Nike’s highly anticipated quarterly results. The man said he will not hesitate to point out the malfunctions, while directly accusing some employees of the company, of malpractices.
Before making his arrest a few hours ago, he made new threats through Twitter. The lawyer said he had enough material evidence to uncover a major scandal, ” about basketball in high school and university, perpetrated by Nike “.
Michael Avenatti has also tried to make a deal to $ 12 million to buy the silence of his client. Information that comes as the same Avenatti is currently accused of diverting money paid by one of his clients to pay some of his own debts.
Moreover, the lawyer obtained from some banks, large loans, thanks to papers that he himself falsified. Prosecutor Hanna, in charge of the investigation, assured that the lawyer was ” corrupt ” and that he was fighting for his ” own interests “.