Is This Why Stormy's Lawyer Won't Go on Fox News?
A recent report from The Daily Caller highlighting Avenatti's questionable business dealings may explain why he's stayed away from conservative-leaning media.
Jon Street, of Mediaite, reports:
The Daily Caller‘s story, published Sunday night, was authored by reporters Peter Hasson and Joe Simonson. The report outlines several of Avenatti’s past legal involvements, including allegedly failing to pay for $160,000 worth of coffee supplied by supply company Dillano’s. Avenatti once bought struggling coffee shop chain Tully’s out of bankruptcy, but he is no longer an owner and now serves as General Counsel for the Seattle business.
Avenatti’s initial failure to pay Dillano’s Coffee wasn’t the only problem stemming from the media-savvy attorney’s failed business venture, though. Seattle attorney David Nold filed legal charges against Avenatti, alleging that he used his failed coffee venture as a “‘pump and dump’ scheme to deprive federal and state taxing authorities of millions of dollars.”
Following the publication of the Daily Caller article, Avenatti reportedly emailed Hasson.
“Let me be clear. If you and your colleagues do not stop with the hit pieces that are full of lies and defamatory statements, I will have no choice but to sue each of you and your publication for defamation,” Avenatti threatened, according to screenshots shared by Hasson on Twitter.
The email, which sounds like a member of the Teamsters could've written it, with a baseball bat in one hand and a smartphone in the other indicates Avenatti's sensitivity to any coverage of his allegedly shady past.
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