Michael Avenatti

Michael Avenatti Arrested for Attempting to Extort Nike for Millions of Dollars

The feds recorded the celebrity attorney threatening to expose the company unless it paid up.

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Michael Avenatti, the celebrity attorney who previously represented pornographic film actress Stormy Daniels and Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick, has been arrested on suspicion of extortion.

As recently as five months ago, Avenatti was a frequent fixture on cable news and prolific anti-Trump pundit. He was viewed as a potential Democratic presidential candidate until he declared in December that he wouldn't run. Now he could be headed to prison.

According to federal prosecutors, Avenatti attempted to extort Nike for millions of dollars, threatening to hold a press conference that would call to light unflattering details about the company's connection to the college bribery scandal unless executives agreed to pay him.

Avenatti made his demands last week. Representatives for Nike immediately contacted the authorities, who then recorded Avenatti's subsequent phone calls with the company, in which he foolishly restated his demands over and over again. The transcripts of these calls are fairly entertaining: Avenatti makes threat after threat—"I'm not fucking around with this…I'll go take 10 billion dollars off [Nike's] market cap"—completely unaware that the feds are listening. At one point Avenatti asks Nike's lawyer whether he has ever "held the balls of the client in your hand where you could take five to six billion dollars market cap off of them"?

On Monday, Avenatti tweeted that he would be holding a press conference to announce criminal conduct at the "highest levels of Nike." If he still intends to hold that conference, he may have to do it from jail.

Between this and the Mueller report, it's been a pretty good 24 hours for Trump. As usual, Avenatti is the gift that keeps on giving. #Basta.

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234 responses to “Michael Avenatti Arrested for Attempting to Extort Nike for Millions of Dollars

  1. #Basta.

    I think I’m triggered.

    1. I basically make about $6,000-$8,000 a month online. It’s enough to comfortably replace my old jobs income, especially considering I only work about 10-13 hours a week from home. I was amazed how easy it was after I tried it?

      HERE? http://www.AproCoin.CoM

    2. Robby are you going to weigh in on the “Utah fans are all racist” pile on?

      Pretentious smear rags like the Guardian jumped straight on without any objectivity ever, totally swallowing Westbrook’s planting of “the racial aspect” without question.

  2. Luckily the cable news shows weren’t going to be needing his on-air services again anyway.

    1. Thr Trump campaign ought to compile a montage of cable news hosts treating Avenatti like royalty (and make sure the company logos are in the corner).

      Did anyone ever ask Avenatti for evidence to back his claims, even with an underhanded softball pitch?

  3. “On Monday, Avenatti tweeted that he would be holding a press conference to announce criminal conduct at the “highest levels of Nike.” If he still intends to hold that conference, he may have to do it from jail.”

    Ah HA! HA HA! HA! HA! HA! HA!

    People become so divorced from reality. You never think they believe some of the shit they say, but sometimes they really are just delusional.

    Yeah, I can do this. It makes a ton of sense!

    And I bet he believed that . . . right up until the moment the put him in the back of the squad car.

    1. Nike does not fuck around. You think this is the first time this type of shit has been tried on them? What an idiot.

      1. I’ve had some business dealings with higher level Nike corporate in the past and I found them to be pleasant, professional, and absolutely ruthless.

        1. I would imagine they have some decent attorney’s on retainer.

          1. And they’d sue your ass off for that apostrophe.

            1. Very nice, Unicorn. Nicely done!

      2. how else to escape public scorn when 8 year-olds make the shoes?

      3. A low volume, but profitable Nike product line: Boots that are made for walking.

    2. I bet this is the first totally sketchy thing he’s done as well.

      CNN — picking winners since 2016.

      1. Well before 2016 however I will admit that CNN — full blown Progressive Propagandists since 2016.

        Hell, I still remember all the years that CNN sucked up to Hussein in Iraq (before, during, & after Gulf War I) , and numerous other countries and dictatorial regimes since then.

    3. Serious question for everyone but Tony and Chemleft. How big is your schadenfreude right now?
      Mine’s 13 feet and rock hard.

      1. Over 9000.

      2. Size doesn’t matter! My 4 inches are* just as hard as your 13 feet.

        1. Don’t underrate the pocket rocket; Amiright?

      3. One bazillion bars of gold-pressed latinum.

  4. So what did he have on Nike and the college bribery scandal? Who paid how much to whom and for what? Must have been big.

    1. Probably as much as his previous client has on when working!

    2. May have been an empty threat: companies settle bullshit claims out of court very frequently because appearances, or it’s just cheaper that way.

      Avenatti may have thought the mere threat of a suit by the MSM’s favorite lawyer was intimidation enough to be worth $25 million.

  5. I don’t like high fiveing when anybody goes to jail, but this one is hard.

  6. Nothing the media has done in the Trump era has been more irresponsible than parading this guy around without having him to corroborate any of his claims. I watched George Stephanopolous, the Kelly Anne Conway of the Clinton administration, interview him about his bullshit Kavanaugh accusations and it he didn’t ask him for any evidence for anything.

    Although there is one other worse thing that the press has done that is so tone deaf it is beyond farcical; they tried to rehabilitate Dan Rather’s career and represent him as a bastion of journalistic integrity. Trump is one of the most petty, insecure, ego-maniacal people on the planet, yet the American press still manages to be even less capable of introspection.

    1. Trumps super power is to make his enemies look even worse than him. It’s amazing. He truly is the embodiment of the saying “never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.”

      1. Damned well said!

      2. Made me laugh. It is an excellent description of how Trump wins. Maybe a form of mud-wrestling-judo, using his opponents’ eagerness to wallow in the mud against them. Nobody expects the target to jump in the mud pit with them.

        1. Didn’t vote for him (didn’t vote for that fucking evil bitch either) and God knows he has many flaws but I just can’t help liking the scoundrel and how he seems to effortlessly own every liberal and Democrat in sight.

          1. Without schadenfreude Trump would have a 5% approval rating and lose every state in 2020. Luckily for him, schadenfreude is one of the most powerful human emotions.

            1. am enjoying mine.

            2. He’s done a lot better than I dared hope.

              If that evil bitch had won she would have continued the rot started under the Obama regime and done untold damage to this nation.

              1. All with a press fawning over her every move and desperately trying to make her out to be a good president.

                1. She ate at chipotle… at chipotle! It was her turn.

          2. I didn’t vote for him either. I wasted my vote on those two libertarian idiots who insisted on telling us — when they were lucky enough to be on TV — what a “wonderful person” Hillary Clinton is. I won’t make the same mistake twice. Next election I’m voting AGAINST SOCIALISM in the most effective way possible.

      3. In fairness, the media were way down in the muck long before Trump came along.

        1. It is the entire reason he’s president. Nobody is as responsible for people buying Trump’s stupid “fake news” shtick than American journalists themselves.

      4. Let me go, boys
        Let me go, boys
        Let me go down in the mud
        Where the rivers all run dry

    2. Poor Georgie Snuffalluffagous.

    3. Trump is one of the most petty, insecure, ego-maniacal people on the planet, yet the American press still manages to be even less capable of introspection.

      How big of a God complex do these people have that they make Trump look humble by comparison? They might as well wear DNC shirts for their TV appearances instead of business wear. At least it would be honest.

      Speaking of God, check out the twitter feed and responses of the walking cancer cell running @thegoodgodabove for some fine salt mining.

    4. CNN has an editorial blaming Trump for Avenatti, CNN is not capable of introspection at all.

  7. He sounds like SLPC material. They’re hiring.

      1. Southern Law Poverty Center has a certain panache.

        Poverty pimps, INC.

        1. Southern Lawyer Prosperity Center is more apt.

  8. It just keeps getting worse and worse for you poor little dick-suckin’ Obamafags, doesn’t it?

    Get used to it bitches, because the trend is going to continue for quite some time, ROFLMAO!!!

    1. Grade A Schadenfreude flowing for sure…

    2. Oh bullshit, Mikey, you pickle smoocher.

      Trump will slink out of town during an economic crisis just like the Bushpigs did in 2009.

      Dems will sweep in 2020 just like 2008 and the whole cycle will start over again.

      1. Why are you still posting here after Reason banned you for posting kiddie porn links?

      2. Exactly. If nothing else, the disastrous economy will guarantee Democratic victory in 2020. This was all clear once Sam’s Club closed all those stores.

        #UnbanPalinsButtplug

          1. Obama’s bumper sticker.

              1. Why are you disrespectful of Reason’s property rights? They banned you. Why can’t you accept that they don’t want you here?

                1. Are you going to shit up every thread like this?

                  Because your cocksucking lying ass will get a reply every fucking time.

                  1. One more time Which part was the lie? You pretended you’re not PB. Reason banned you.

                    Why are you disrespectful of Reason’s property rights? They banned you. Why can’t you accept that they don’t want you here?

                    1. Quit lying – you cocksucking authoritarian.

                      I see you are trying to run off ChemJeff.

                      NO ONE BUT TRUMP-TARDS ALLOWED!

                    2. Again you can’t answer which part was the lie? You pretended you’re not PB. Reason banned you.

                      Why are you disrespectful of Reason’s property rights? They banned you. Why can’t you accept that they don’t want you here?

                    3. Quit lying – you cocksucking authoritarian.

                      I see you are trying to run off ChemJeff.

                      NO ONE BUT TRUMP-TARDS ALLOWED!

                    4. You still can’t answer which part was the lie? You pretended you’re not PB. Reason banned you.

                      Why are you disrespectful of Reason’s property rights? They banned you. Why can’t you accept that they don’t want you here?

                    5. Quit lying – you cocksucking authoritarian.

                      I see you are trying to run off ChemJeff.

                      NO ONE BUT TRUMP-TARDS ALLOWED!

                    6. Why can’t you answer which part was the lie? You pretended you’re not PB. Reason banned you.

                      Why are you disrespectful of Reason’s property rights? They banned you. Why can’t you accept that they don’t want you here?

                    7. So PB, which one of you is the bigger pedophile, you or Jeffy?

      3. Shouldn’t you be out trading child porn or something?

      4. PB resurfaced! He must have blown all his loads watching kiddie porn, so he’s here to shitpost.

        How’s it going you fucking commie pederast?

      5. Have you started a weight loss program yet, you disgusting, morbidly obese sack of shit?

    3. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz….

  9. Man, I cannot stop smiling today.

  10. Remember, as Libertarians we must observe the legal principle of “innocent until proven guilty”.

    1. DOES NOT APPLY TO TRUMP-TARDS!

      1. Why are you still posting here after Reason banned you for posting kiddie porn links?

        1. Quit lying – you cocksucking authoritarian.

          I see you are trying to run off ChemJeff.

          NO ONE BUT TRUMP-TARDS ALLOWED!

          1. Which part was the lie? You pretended you’re not PB. Reason banned you.

            Why are you disrespectful of Reason’s property rights? They banned you. Why can’t you accept that they don’t want you here?

            1. Quit lying – you cocksucking authoritarian.

              I see you are trying to run off ChemJeff.

              NO ONE BUT TRUMP-TARDS ALLOWED!

              1. Once again, Which part was the lie? You pretended you’re not PB. Reason banned you.

                Why are you disrespectful of Reason’s property rights? They banned you. Why can’t you accept that they don’t want you here?

            2. Like Avenatti, he’s a raging narcissist that thinks that only applies to other people.

              1. His excuse was comical.

                1. If banning was a thing around here the guys like Shitlord who advocate mass murdering liberals and people like Sevo who tell people to kill themselves would have been banned long ago.

                  1. He admitted he got banned.

                    Go sit in the corner.

                  2. OP, you missed the fact that I too encourage idiots like you to harm themselves.

                    Try and keep up you fucking dullard.

    2. Does not apply to individuals but to the justice system. As an individual, I can presume anything I want.

  11. Does this mean that Avenatti isn’t going to try to cram himself into the 2020 Democrat Klown Kar?

    1. I was really really hoping he would jump back in the race in time for the primary debates.

  12. CNN hardest hit.

    1. Tonight, on CNN – In latest attack on press, prosecutors from the Trump Justice Department jail CNN contributor Michael Avenatti.

      1. It gets even better:

        BREAKING: The Wall Street Journal reports that the alleged co-conspirator with Michael Avenatti in the federal extortion case is celebrity attorney Mark Geragos.

        Geragos is a CNN legal analyst and also represents Jussie Smollett.

        1. That’s too bad. I find his Reasonable Doubt podcast entertaining. And while Smollett did a garbage thing, charging him with 16 felony counts is over the top.

      2. And better squared:

        Geragos also represented Kaepernick of Nike Ad. “courageous” kneeling protest thingy.

        1. Bahahahahahahahahaha That is fantastic.

        2. Jesus Christ. This really is the best timeline.

  13. The conservative cucks on Twitter are currently having a field day with the SDNY stuff. These morons learned nothing from the Russia hoax.

  14. Avenatti made his demands last week. Representatives for Nike immediately contacted the authorities, who then recorded Avenatti’s subsequent phone calls with the company, in which he foolishly restated his demands over and over again. The transcripts of these calls are fairly entertaining: Avenatti makes threat after threat?”I’m not fucking around with this…I’ll go take 10 billion dollars off [Nike’s] market cap”?completely unaware that the feds are listening. At one point Avenatti asks Nike’s lawyer whether he has ever “held the balls of the client in your hand where you could take five to six billion dollars market cap off of them”?

    Nike called the cops and then literally asked him to repeat his extortion demand and he obliged. He should go to jail for weaponized stupidity if nothing else.

    1. Holy cow that is the funniest thing ever. I thought Cohen was a shit lawyer…

      1. COHEN IS THE GREATEST LAWYER EVER!

        (standard Trump fare said about every one of his sorry-ass lackeys)

        1. Why are you disrespectful of Reason’s property rights? They banned you.. Why can’t you accept that they don’t want you here?

          1. Quit lying – you cocksucking authoritarian.

            I see you are trying to run off ChemJeff.

            NO ONE BUT TRUMP-TARDS ALLOWED!

            1. Which part was the lie? You pretended you’re not PB. Reason banned you.

              Why are you disrespectful of Reason’s property rights? They banned you. Why can’t you accept that they don’t want you here?

              1. Quit lying – you cocksucking authoritarian.

                I see you are trying to run off ChemJeff.

                NO ONE BUT TRUMP-TARDS ALLOWED!

                1. To repeat, Which part was the lie? You pretended you’re not PB. Reason banned you.

                  Why are you disrespectful of Reason’s property rights? They banned you. Why can’t you accept that they don’t want you here?

                  1. Quit lying – you cocksucking authoritarian.

                    I see you are trying to run off ChemJeff.

                    NO ONE BUT TRUMP-TARDS ALLOWED!

                    1. So you can’t answer which part was the lie? You pretended you’re not PB. Reason banned you.

                      Why are you disrespectful of Reason’s property rights? They banned you. Why can’t you accept that they don’t want you here?

                    2. Quit lying – you cocksucking authoritarian.

                      I see you are trying to run off ChemJeff.

                      NO ONE BUT TRUMP-TARDS ALLOWED!

                    3. Why can’t you answer which part was the lie? You pretended you’re not PB. Reason banned you.

                      Why are you disrespectful of Reason’s property rights? They banned you. Why can’t you accept that they don’t want you here?

                    4. Quit lying – you cocksucking authoritarian.

                      I see you are trying to run off ChemJeff.

                      NO ONE BUT TRUMP-TARDS ALLOWED!

                    5. I see you still can’t answer which part was the lie. You pretended you’re not PB. Reason banned you.

                      Why are you disrespectful of Reason’s property rights? They banned you. Why can’t you accept that they don’t want you here?

                    6. Quit lying – you cocksucking authoritarian.

                      I see you are trying to run off ChemJeff.

                      NO ONE BUT TRUMP-TARDS ALLOWED!

                    7. Again, I see you still can’t answer which part was the lie. You pretended you’re not PB. Reason banned you.

                      Why are you disrespectful of Reason’s property rights? They banned you. Why can’t you accept that they don’t want you here?

            2. Fuck yeah we’re trying to get rid of Pedo Jeffy and you. No one wants kiddie rapers or their kiddie raper links here. Not us, and not Reason.

              Have you murdered a child yet so they won’t squeal on you? Or are you still working your way up to being a child murderer? I mean, it’s not much of stretch, is it PB? You’re already a liar, a cheat, a Welsher, a Marxist slaver, and probably some kind of psychopath. So killing a kid you violently sodomozed isn’t much of a stretch for you.

    2. (According to the SDNY)

  15. Who does Avenetti think he is? One of Trump’s ratfuckers like at the National Enquirer?

    Bezos = Phil Knight – they don’t bow to Trumpets.

    1. Why are you still posting here after Reason banned you for posting kiddie porn links?

      1. Quit lying – you cocksucking authoritarian.

        I see you are trying to run off ChemJeff.

        NO ONE BUT TRUMP-TARDS ALLOWED!

        1. You lied about beingg Palin’s Buttplug after you got banmed for kiddie porn links. We all saw you try to pretend. Why would anyone believe you after that?

          Respect Reason’s property rights. They asekd you to leave.

          1. Quit lying – you cocksucking authoritarian.

            I see you are trying to run off ChemJeff.

            NO ONE BUT TRUMP-TARDS ALLOWED!

            1. Which lart was the lie? You pretended you’re not PB. Reason banned you.

              Why are you disrespectful of Reason’s property rights? They banned you. Why can’t you accept that they don’t want you here?

              1. Quit lying – you cocksucking authoritarian.

                I see you are trying to run off ChemJeff.

                NO ONE BUT TRUMP-TARDS ALLOWED!

                1. Again Which part was the lie? You pretended you’re not PB. Reason banned you.

                  Why are you disrespectful of Reason’s property rights? They banned you. Why can’t you accept that they don’t want you here?

                  1. Quit lying – you cocksucking authoritarian.

                    I see you are trying to run off ChemJeff.

                    NO ONE BUT TRUMP-TARDS ALLOWED!

                    1. And again, Which part was the lie? You pretended you’re not PB. Reason banned you.

                      Why are you disrespectful of Reason’s property rights? They banned you. Why can’t you accept that they don’t want you here?

                    2. When will the two of you cut the tension and just go ahead and fuck each other?

                    3. PB needs to leave forever.

                2. Pay off your bets and fuck off, turd.

    2. c4ss.org

      This is the libertarian pedophile site. You would fit in better there.

  16. This is the guy that was touted as the Democrats’ rising star just a few months ago. He was the darling of all the fake news outlets on the left.

    As our beloved president would say. “Who? Good luck. Sad”

    MAGA

  17. This is turning out to be a bad week for progressives.

    Sad.

    1. Some excellent court decisions on gun rights too.

  18. How drunk do you think HRC is today? I’d give or even odds she assaults someone before she passes out.

    1. She will declare for president very soon. If she declares before a new investigation is announced, then she can claim it’s a political,attack on her candidacy. If the investigation is announced first, she can’t do that.

  19. To hopefully get this refocused on the law, assuming Avenatti is able to secure bail, can/would a condition of release be that he is not able to discuss in public anything related to Nike? Is this one of the very rare situations where prior restraint of speech would be permissible?

    1. Don’t you want to know why Nike was so threatened to call the police? If I’m juror you’re going to have a hard time convincing me this powerhouse of company felt threatened by a letter or harsh words. If this was a little old lady I might feel different but we’re talking about one of the most iconic and powerful companies. Powerful enough to get the feds on the case like. I dare you to call the FBI the next time an attorney threatens you with financial ruination.

      1. Don’t you want to know why Nike was so threatened to call the police?

        Because blackmail is illegal, and unlike any of your unsourced claims, the feds got Avenatti dead to rights on a wiretap.

        Avenatti’s mistake was thinking a multi-billion-dollar global corporation was going to roll over to the lawyer of a washed-up porn star rather than immediately narc.

        1. Nike could have ignored threat and let whatever the information was speak for itself. It’s possible Nike is cooperating with the feds on investigations into this bribery scandal. Thats just a hunch probably not true. They did seem to have an FBI agent on speed dial.

          1. Partners at “White Shoe” law firms are generally pretty good at recognizing federal crimes. Most federal cases take years or at least months; this one happened so quickly because it was as close to an “open and shut” case of extortion as it is possible to imagine.

          2. You mean it’s a surprise o you that someone on Nike’s extensive high powered corporate legal team knows one or more DOJ lawyers or FBI officials?

            Wow. You are obtuse.

          3. Nothing you wrote is based in reality.

      2. Ordinary Person|3.25.19 @ 4:51PM|#
        “Don’t you want to know why Nike was so threatened to call the police?”

        Pathetic AND a scumbag; you are hitting on all cylinders, asshole.

        1. You found your empathy Sevo. Careful better kill it before it grows. I seem to recall you fuckers havig no qualms about how the DNC emails were exposed. It was a public service to release the information..

          1. “I seem to recall you fuckers havig no qualms about how the DNC emails were exposed. It was a public service to release the information..”

            It certainly was; I seem to recall you wanting them kept secret, scumbag.

      3. You can’t really be this stupid, can you?

        Avenatti threatened to hold a press conference on the eve of Nike’s earnings report, in order to knock tens of billions of dollars off of the Company’s market valuation, unless Nike paid him +$20 million dollars. This demand posed a massive threat to the Nike. First, the executives and board of Nike have a legal and fiduciary duty to shareholders to prevent this. Second, what Avenatti was doing is a federal felony, giving Nike the perfect vehicle to prevent it. Had Nike not notified the FBI, and allowed Avenatti to proceed to hurt their share price, they would have been subject to, at a minimum, a massive securities shareholder class action lawsuit. If Nike failed to report Avenatti’s demand in their Form 10-k report to shareholders, the CEO, COO,CFO and General Counsel would all have been subject to individual criminal prosecution under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

        I’m a corporate lawyer. Were Nike one of my clients, I’d have advised them that they had no choice but to immediately notify the FBI. Every other option had potential massive liability.

        1. Well said Dur. +1000

    2. I’m totally unqualified to answer. A question I’d raise to someone who has the relevant knowledge is whether talking about Nike, in the context of being accused of extorting them, could be construed as an attempt to intimidate or influence a witness.

  20. Couldn’t have happened to a more deserving scumbag. MSM will now pretend they never knew him.

  21. Who’s gonna keep Stormy out of jail now?

    1. “They’re gonna put in in jail, and I can’t afford a lawyer…”

      *cues ’70s porn music*

    2. She fired him awhile ago. She even said something to the effect that he only carried about Trump and not her case to remove the threat that Trump would sue her for breaking the NDA.

      1. He would not account for money from one of her crowdfunders. Then he started another crowdfunder without her knowledge. Then he filed a lawsuit against her wishes. And published quotes which she denied saying or writing those words.

  22. His co defendent is some guy named Mark Geragos, who is the criminal defendent to the stars including Juisse Smollette and Michael Jackson. You can’t make this shit up.

    1. He’s a CNN analyst lmfao. Also pretty sure he was on OJ’s dream team.

      1. repped Wynona when she got all sticky-fingered too

        1. Gloria Aldred must be sweeting bullets right now.

          1. Max Tani [one of few non-awful people at The Daily Beast]

            @maxwelltani
            55m55 minutes ago

            stormy daniels’ lawyer was allegedly working with jussie smollett’s lawyer to extort nike, which was represented by the law firm that represented elizabeth holmes

              1. So many leftist schysters about to get theirs.

        2. I don’t care if Wynona is nuts and criminal. She was hot. She can do anything she wants. She is still hot.

          1. yes she can steal from me anytime … Reality Bites was terrible.

            1. She stole…my heart. And I can’t seem to find my wallet either.

            1. She was a hot little chick back in the day.

      2. Don’t forget Geragos also represented Scott Peterson, a fertilizer salesman and murderer of his wife Lacey and unborn son Connor.

  23. I’ve never seen you people so happy!

    1. All they care about is the petty bs. The debt is exploding. Doesnt bother them. Trump laying the precedent for huge presidential power grabs. Nothing see folks. It’s both a curse and a blessing to only care about bs.

      1. Trump laying the precedent for huge presidential power grabs.

        You really have grown senile if you’ve already forgotten the 16 years prior to 2017.

        1. Also He forgets that SNL did a School House Rock spoof regarding Obama’s power grabs via EOs.

          I was tell people when they were supporting Obama’s use of the EOs that the next president’s power grab is built off the previous president’s power grab.

        2. “You really have grown senile if you’ve already forgotten the 16 years prior to 2017.”

          Pretty sure the little shit is 15; if not, he certainly acts like it.

      2. Yes OP you’re such an altruist. If the situation were reversed you would never be trying to lord it over us.

        Fucking hypocrite progtard.

      3. You can stop and enjoy something even when in the middle of a crisis.

    2. Just wait for Trump’s stupid fucking bullshit tariffs go away and then you’ll see me happy. But in the meantime watching a scumsucking dirtbag attorney go down and a fucking waste of money bullshit political investigation end will have to suffice.

  24. Well, apparently the unindicted co-conspirator is Mark Geragos. Avenatti I can see working himself into an extortion rap, but I’m quite surprised of Geragos. I thought him to be a smooth(er) operator.

    1. Hey, just like Trump. I have a feeling Trump will be hammered with indictments the second he’s out of office.

      1. You plotted a coup and failed. Have the decency to slink away while people are laughing at you and haven’t yet reached the point of holding you accountable.

        1. Ha, normally I just ignore but you made me laugh.

          1. No one expected you to have decency but I decided to try anyway.

            1. Do you even know what decency means? You stepped right into it, dumbass.

              1. Ordinary Person|3.25.19 @ 5:35PM|#
                “Do you even know what decency means?…”

                Certainly do, and you are far removed from having any.
                Fuck off and die, piece of shit.

        2. Failed coups usually result in the deaths of all the Little peple involved.

          OP should be buried face down in a landfill, with all the other progtard jackals trying to railroad Trump.

          1. “Failed coups usually result in the deaths of all the Little peple involved.”

            That is definitely true. For all the harangues that Trump goes on about the media, Fake News and his enemies, his bark is worse than his bite. You wouldn’t know this, though, from all the “democracy dies in darkness” triggered responses the media gives. If you wanna see a real pro deal with his feckless enemies read about Saddam Hussien’s 1979 Ba’ath Party Purge. Saddam even recorded the event and you can see it on Youtube if you’re curious. These fucking snakes in the media and the DNC have no idea what kind of fire they are playing with. History is replete with political stunts that go terribly wrong. I doubt these losers care or maybe this is what they’re aiming at actually.

      2. I have a feeling

        That’s good. Having a clue even better.

  25. Should blackmail be illegal?

    1. Prosecutors call it plea bargaining.

    2. Way to racist, guy.

  26. I wonder how many shakedown attempts Nike’s legal department squelches in a typical year.

    -jcr

  27. I’ll sue your ass into the dirt, take everything you have unless you sign these papers. A lawsuit is an extortion. I’m trying to figure out how this behavior is any different then the typical practice. It also begs the question of what exactly Nike was hiding that they felt so pressured by the threats of exposing the information for public consumption.

    1. One difference is that Avantii wanted the money for himself and not a client. Another difference is that he wasn’t threatening a law suit or to assert any kind of a lawful claim. He was threatening to have his client go public with information he claimed would tank Nike’s stock price unless he was paid. Those two together make it extortion.

      1. Trump threatens companies over the phone to do this or that or he’ll make stinky on Twitter and screw up the stock prices. And the CEO take his threats seriously. The First Amendment might have something to say about this before it’s over.

        1. A more apt analogy would be if Trump demanded money or else he was going to do that.

          1. If a mayor called you and threatened to attack your company unless you did this or that you would call it extortion.

            1. Actually called me, or spouted shit on Twitter?

              1. Trump calls these guys and threatens them. It doesn’t make it to Twitter if they cave.

                1. “”Trump calls these guys and threatens them. It doesn’t make it to Twitter if they cave.”‘

                  Really? Do you have evidence that he actual calls these people?

                  I think you are trying to change things up to convince me your analogy is more apt that what it really is.

                  1. I don’t personally have that knowledge but I seem to remember it being reported. Trump calls CEO says you better not for those people are I’ll come after you. Congress should investigate and refer this to same FBI agent and prosecutors who wrote this indictment.

                    1. “”I don’t personally have that knowledge but I seem to remember it being reported””

                      So without evidence you make the claim, and you think your claim is valid because of some vague recollection?

                    2. Also, just because something is reported doesn’t make it true.

                    3. Accepting something as true, without evidence, because it was reported.

                      Not a critical thinker.

                    4. The reports fit a pattern of Trump threatening companies that I have seen with my own eurs so I’m inclined to believe he does it over phone privately as it’s been reported. I haven’t closed my mind to new info.

              2. Twitter, no. I would think it’s the rant of an idiot.

                Actually called me, yes.

                1. And half the country would automatically discount anything Avenatti said a press conference.

                  1. “”And half the country would automatically discount anything Avenatti said a press conference.””

                    Perhaps they should.

                  2. Ordinary Person|3.25.19 @ 5:25PM|#
                    “And half the country would automatically discount anything Avenatti said a press conference.”

                    100% of the people here know your blithering is lies, one after the other.

                  3. You are an amazingly dishonest thinker OP.

          2. Extortion isnt just about getting money. It can be about changing behavior.

            1. “Extortion isnt just about getting money. It can be about changing behavior.”

              So’s murder, you pile if shit.

        2. God damn you’re stupid. A lawyer even straightened you out above and you’re still too obtuse to get it.

          Progtards just got to progtard, huh?

    2. “”I’ll sue your ass into the dirt, take everything you have unless you sign these papers”‘

      Geezzz dude. Read.

      Avanti demanded money, not just signing some papers.

      “”A lawsuit is an extortion.”‘

      Actually it’s not.

      1. Signing away a claim that has value in money.

        1. Stop lying.

          1. What do think they’re “signing away” something that has value to them. Could be money, could an insurance claim, might be the best business practices because you’re scared the President is going to wreck your reputation on Twitter. This indictment is bad news for Trump.if there’s any justice in this world. Congress should get testimony from these CEOs.

            1. Stop lying.

            2. Troll or tard, you sure are gumming up the discussion.

              you’re scared the President is going to wreck your reputation on Twitter

              First, Twitter is for nitwits in press.

              Second, If the President could ruin your reputation on Twitter, you don’t have much of a reputation.

              NYT and CNN are perfect examples in that they ruin their own reputation. Meanwhile, nobody gives a flying fuck that Carrier is making fans in Mexico.

          2. He can’t help it; he’s too fucking stupid to recognize a lie from the truth.

            1. Yawn, that’s enough of this for one day.

              1. “Yawn, that’s enough of this for one day.

                You’ve managed to cover your quota of lies for several days, but that’s never stopped you from adding to the pile

              2. “Yawn”
                Mom said it’s time for bed, huh.

              3. Yes OP upyoive sufficiently embarrassed yourself. Your stupidity is cringeworthy.

  28. The thought of a lawyer trying to intimidate Phil Knight is hilarious ! Lawyers always think they’re the smartest people in the room, it is rarely the case as this moron clearly demonstrates. ha ha

  29. ahahahahahahahahahaaaaahahahahaha – and on and on…………

  30. BOMBSHELL !!! === MSNBC Anchor On Avenatti Arrest: “My Head Is Officially Going To Explode”

    PHOTOS:

    CNN host Don Lemon & CNN Political Analyst April Ryan drinking, partying & *dancing* with Avenatti

    CNN interviewed Avenatti a hundreds of times last year

    Avenatti is being charged with multiple federal crimes today

    Remember this when CNN claims to be “objective” news

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  31. Makes you wonder how many times Avenatti has done this before and gotten away with it.

  32. Well, it seems this accusation hasn’t even been vetted by a ham-sandwich jury yet.

    I’m not saying Avontitties is innocent, he could be totes guilty, and there are supposedly wiretaps (or the modern equivalent).

    But I like my crime reporting to be less one-sided.

    1. ham-sandwich *grand* jury.

    2. I understand, and that’s a valid stance. But (yeah, that famous “but”), I heard a presser by some NY LEO, and he really didn’t even bother with ‘alleged’; he just flat out stated that Avenattii is on tape as making the specific threats and demands as listed in the article.
      In this case, I’m leaning real hard toward “he did it”.

    3. If he walks and quacks like a piece of shit…

      The hilarious thing is that this guy was (maybe not seriously?) claiming he was going to run for prez next time around. Not really funny in the sense that a skeevy shitbag couldn’t get elected (see also: politician) but even better that he was going to climb over the other dem fools while punching his gf and extorting a company for big bucks to stick it to the man.

      I mean I think his argument earlier was that “I will always stand up to corruption and big corporations!”…so long as it lines my pocket huge.

      Good riddance to that clown.

      1. actually thinking about it again, maybe he could run as a kennedy

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    1. Yuuuge you say?

  34. Such a shame this would happen to such a nice guy….
    Actually, no. Actually, fuck him.

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  36. After Julie Swetnick failed to follow the script of Avenatti’s Declaration published over her name during that disasterous NBC interview, Avenatti went on Facebook and published another Declaration with the declarant’s name redacted, which he said backed Christine Ford and Julie Swetnick. Ms Redacted contacted NBC and told them that declaraction did not match what she had originally declared: that was Avenatti’s words, not hers, and Avenatti added things.

    Then Stormy Daniels claimed that a crowdfunder started by Avenatti in her name was done without her knowledge or consent and Avenatti attributed words she never said or wrote. She also demanded an accounting of all funds raised by Avenatti using her name. And Daniels said Avenatti initiated a lawsuit in her name against her wishes.

    Now this. Caught extorting Nike. The heel.

  37. I will accuse the mainstream media of pumping Avenatti’s ego to the bursting point.

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