Stormy Daniels Testifies Against Former Lawyer Michael Avenatti


Adult film actress Stormy Daniels told jurors at her former lawyer Michael Avenatti’s criminal fraud trial on Thursday that he “stole from me and lied to me” by diverting proceeds from a book she wrote. Daniels famously received $130,000 of hush money from Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, to keep quiet before the 2016 presidential election about a sexual liaison she claimed to have once had with Trump, which Trump denies.

Testifying as a prosecution witness, Daniels said in Manhattan federal court that Avenatti, whom she had retained to help her escape a non-disclosure agreement with Donald Trump, told her he would “never take a penny” from the 2018 memoir, titled “Full Disclosure.” Avenatti has pleaded not guilty to wire fraud and identity theft. Throughout his criminal…

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