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Avenatti Admits He’s “Scared” and “Nervous” About Being Thrown In Prison



Michael Avenatti, infamous lawyer to the anti-Trump stars with an ego the size of China, is in serious trouble surrounding charges that he attempted to extort Nike for tens of millions of dollars. He’s also in deep trouble in a totally separate case involving federal wire and bank charges in Los Angeles.

But given his pompous nature, especially in front of the camera, it’s shocking to hear what he actually admitted during an interview with CBS. We suppose this pretty much hammers the nail in the coffin in regards to any hope he has of running for public office…

Fox News reports:

Michael Avenatti labeled the latest allegations against him as “absolutely absurd,” before admitting he is “nervous” and “scared” about potentially being put behind bars.

Avenatti, the celebrity lawyer who rose to prominence last year while representing porn star Stormy Daniels and was briefly considered a potential 2020 Democratic candidate, was accused by federal prosecutors in New York of operating “an old-fashioned shakedown” by trying to extort between $15 million and $25 million from sports apparel giant Nike.

Avenatti was grilled about the Nike allegations by CBS News correspondent Jericka Duncan, who asked directly if he tried to extort the sports giant for “millions of dollars”.

“No, and any suggestion is absolutely absurd. Nike knew, from the very first moment that I had any contact with Nike, that I was insisting that the truth about what Nike had done be disclosed to federal prosecutors and investigators,” he said on the network.

Avenatti is looking at up to 47 years in prison on the New York charges if convicted, and 50 years in the California case, which resulted from a much longer-running investigation involving a lengthier paper trail. Avenatti has strenuously denied wrongdoing, and in a tweet early Tuesday morning, thanked his supporters for their “kind words,” adding, “It means a lot to me.”

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