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.
NBA player Hassan Whiteside wired $2.75 million to Michael Avenatti to settle a case with his ex-girlfriend, an Avenatti client. Prosecutors say the L.A. lawyer stole most of the money to buy a share of a private jet. Here’s the full story. https://t.co/5GjmbRXcPt— Michael Finnegan (@finneganLAT) April 21, 2019
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
Celebrity Attorney Mark Geragos Named Co-Conspirator In Avenatti Extortion Case; CNN Cuts Ties – CBS Los Angeles https://t.co/yxwhbAgyW7— Brian Shields (@MrPug94) April 21, 2019