The New York Daily News reports that lawyer jackass Michael Avenatti is broke, unable to pay his attorneys and will likely require a public defender to fight allegations he stole money from faded porn star Stormy Daniels, according to court filings revealed Monday.
An attorney for Avenatti said in an affidavit filed in Manhattan Federal Court that “we have no expectation of any compensation in this case.”
“We anticipate that Mr. Avenatti will shortly request that the Court appoint the Federal Defenders of New York to represent him,” the attorney, Thomas Warren, said, seeking permission to be taken off of the case.
Broke … no bread … I mean, like, nothin’
Avenatti’s defense team handling different charges in Los Angeles made a similar request last week, writing that he had “run out of funds.”
Avenatti’s trial in Manhattan for allegedly stealing nearly $300,000 from a book deal for his client, Daniels, is scheduled for October. It has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
He was found guilty in February of separate charges involving a plot to extort Nike of more than $20 million.
Avenatti represented faded porn star Stormy Daniels in a lawsuit seeking to break a confidentiality agreement so she could speak about her alleged affair with Donald Trump before he ran for president.
While representing Daniels, Avenatti appeared dozens of times on cable news programs and even flirted with a presidential run.
Earlier this month, Avenatti’s attorney revealed that the felonious former lawyer in indigent and can no longer afford his legal counsel ahead of his criminal trials set to take place later this year.