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Stormy Daniels’ Ex-Lawyer Now Needs to Prove She’s a Liar (1)

Jan. 28, 2022, 7:43 PM

California lawyer Michael Avenatti gained a national profile in 2018 by asking Americans to believe that his client Stormy Daniels had an affair with Donald Trump. Now his freedom hinges on convincing a jury that the pornographic film actor is a liar.

Avenatti, 50, is on trial for allegedly stealing $300,000 from Daniels by intercepting advance payments for a book deal she struck while suing Trump. Daniels, the government’s star witness, appeared in Manhattan federal court on Friday for a second day of testimony.

Striding into the courtroom Friday morning, Avenatti said, “It’s going to be a great day.” ...

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