Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

Stormy Daniels Attorney Threatens to Sue Reporters for Negative Story

Stormy Daniels Attorney Threatens to Sue Reporters for Negative Story

This is not the first time that public comments have been made about Avenatti's reputation.

In a 5-page filing, Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti said Cohen's effort last week to fight Avenatti's pro hac vice admission to the Southern District of NY - and Daniels' intervention in any case that might arise there against Cohen - was "a highly improper attempt to soil Mr. Avenatti and unnecessarily lure and entangle this court into Mr. Cohen's elaborate campaign to now discredit Mr. Avenatti".

In an email posted on Twitter Monday morning by Peter Hasson, a reporter for the conservative website The Daily Caller, Avenatti threatened to sue the website, Hasson and his colleague Joe Simonson if they continued to publish stories scrutinizing his business deals.

According to Cohen, Avenatti's report contained inaccurate statements.

"Let me be clear".

"Given the dearth of legal or factual support relating to anything having to do with Mr. Avenatti's right to advocate on behalf of his client in this Court, Mr. Cohen's arguments must be summarily rejected", Avenatti wrote.

Avenatti said Cohen's belief that Avenatti broke the law by publishing Cohen's banking information is misguided.

In his tweet, Hasson wrote that Avenatti tried to call the email off the record, "which of course aren't terms I agreed to since it was an uninvited email".

Avenatti even promised to go after the reporters personally. Clifford claims the agreement is invalid because Trump did not sign it.

Daniels and Avenatti have also been at the center of a related scandal, in which they claimed one of Trump's attorneys, Michael Cohen, paid Daniels $130,000 in 2016 to keep quiet about the affair. She said Trump invited her to Aspen on his private jet. she declined.

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