When the nation finds turmoil such as we currently face, a number of unsavory characters tend to find themselves at the forefront of our culture.
Those best suited to navigate the dark and dingy corners of American politics are those with the confidence to stand tall during times like these. Let’s not mistake this for some sort of bravery, or the rare epiphany for a perennial scumbag. Instead, let’s use the analogy of the piece of fecal matter that floats the most forcefully rising to the surface of the water. Shady people thrive in shady times, in other words.
This brings us to Michael Avenatti, unsurprisingly, and his quest for political power and television fame.
As a lawyer for adult film actress Stormy Daniels and known sexual harassment-swindler Julie Swetnick, Avenatti has spent a innumerable hours primping himself for the television cameras as of late. (A feat worth mentioning, given that he has no hair to groom). In the meantime, his credibility has taken a massive hit, both from the Swetnick debacle and his incessant, unabashed fame-seeking.
Now, Avenatti is back in the headlines, but not for the reasons he would have hoped.
Left-wing attorney and potential 2020 presidential candidate Michael Avenatti is again facing accusations of unpaid debts, this time from the owner of the Washington state-based company Dillanos Coffee.
Avenatti owes Dillanos $110,000 and has refused to pay up, according to Dillanos founder and CEO David Morris.
Avenatti has repeatedly denied owing Dillanos anything, but bank records and other related documents Dillanos’ attorney provided to The Daily Caller News Foundation appear to undermine what Avenatti previously said about the dispute.
Morris first said on May 9 that Avenatti owed him $160,000 for unpaid debts related to Avenatti’s ownership and management of Tully’s Coffee, a financially insecure Seattle coffee chain that shuttered all of its locations earlier this year.
Worse still; Avenatti may have forged a wire transfer document in order to buy himself some time:
TheDCNF reviewed a screenshot of a successful June 15 wire transfer of $110,000. Dillanos’ attorney said Avenatti sent the screenshot as evidence of payment, but documents reviewed by TheDCNF showed that the money never reached Dillanos’ bank account.
The Dillanos attorney informed Avenatti on July 30 that the six-figure payment he guaranteed never came through, those documents show.
Five months of bank statements reviewed by TheDCNF show that after the May 10 payment and through the end of September, the most recent month available, Dillanos did not receive any wire transfers from Avenatti, much less the $110,000 supposed to arrive on June 15.
If we’ve learned nothing from giving Michael Avenatti a broad, national outlet from which to exude his conniving ways, that would certainly be a shame.
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