Michael Avenatti, the lawyer who represented Stormy Daniels and has since been exposed a bit after attempting to levy some serious accusations against the NCAA, has now been accused of more dastardly deeds at the NBA level.


​Miami Heat center ​Hassan Whiteside is the latest victim of Avenatti. Whiteside had paid $2.75 million as a settlement with his ex-girlfriend, Alexis Gardner. Avenatti was Gardner's lawyer at the time, but has been accused of stealing the settlement money and buying himself a plane, instead of funneling it in the right direction.

The case was supposed to be settled and done with, but is now being publicly discussed due to Avenatti's actions. 


“It is unfortunate that something that was meant to be kept private between us is now being publicly reported. We have both moved on amicably and wish nothing but the best for each other,” Whiteside and Gardner told the LA Times


​Whiteside and Gardner are not the only victims of Avenatti. He has reportedly stolen millions of dollars from four other clients, including Geoffrey Ernest Johnson, a mentally ill paraplegic on disability, and YouTube makeup artist Michelle Phan. 

In response to his allegations, Avenatti has denied any misbehavior. 


"No monies were ever embezzled from anyone and I look forward to all of the relevant documents and facts being presented at trial,” he told the Times via email.


With so many victims, it's hard to believe Avenatti's claim for innocence. Hopefully for Whiteside and the others, justice prevails.