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Michael Avenatti Hit With $4.85 MILLION Worth of Bad News

The implications here are enormous, and could explain Avenatti’s increasingly hostile behavior.

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Over the course of the last several months, we have been treated to quite the spectacle within the mainstream media.

I’m speaking, of course, about Michael Avenatti; lawyer for adult film actress Stormy Daniels, and himself an outspoken critic of the President.  Avenatti is also an incredibly talented performer, appearing nightly on the cable news networks in order to further his near-inevitable political aspirations.

Unfortunately for Avenatti, however, things have just not been going his way.  Not only has his work with the aforementioned Daniels not panned out in any truly meaningful way, his connection to the outlandish accusations against Brett Kavanaugh made by his client Julie Swetnick have only served to further sully his career.

Now, in what could be the final straw for the lawyer-turned-celebrity, Avenatti has been smacked with a major settlement.

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels, was hit with a personal judgment of $4.85 million on Monday for his failure to pay a debt to a former colleague at his Newport Beach firm.

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The judgment by Judge Dennis J. Landin in state Superior Court in Los Angeles is the latest in a series of setbacks for Avenatti in his longtime dispute with Jason Frank, the former colleague.

Frank has also won a $10-million judgment against the firm Eagan Avenatti, which emerged from federal bankruptcy protection in March after making promises to pay millions of dollars to Frank and other creditors, including the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.

“My client has had an awful lot of money owed to him for a lengthy period of time,” Frank’s attorney Eric George said, “and it has been delayed through one tactic or another. Today finally the right thing happened.”

Avenatti had no immediate response to a request for comment.

The judgment came just as an Orange County trial was opening on the possible eviction of Eagan Avenatti from its offices in Newport Beach.

The firm’s landlord, 520 Newport Center Drive LLC, an arm of the Irvine Co., says Eagan Avenatti missed $213,254 in rent payments over the last four months for its ocean-view suite on the 14th floor of an office building at the Fashion Island mall.

If these accusations are true, that the celebrity lawyer is actually broke, then it could explain the desperate nature of Avenatti and his increasingly erratic behavior.

It would also lend credence to the idea that we could be seeing the attorney on the campaign trail sooner rather than later.

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US State Pushes to Make Mask Mandates Permanent

The move is sure to have freedom advocates in the Beaver State enraged. 

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The American landscape is currently littered with a hodgepodge of coronavirus precautions, as each state, country, town, and business takes the COVID-19 pandemic at their own level of seriousness.

This has, of course, made it somewhat difficult for any individual to navigate their day in compliance to the ever-changing rigidity of the pandemic’s threat.  And, furthermore, it has led to some questionable decisions by local leaders looking to simplify the issue.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) assembled a Rules Advisory Committee (RAC) earlier this week to address a permanent indoor mask mandate in the state. Oregon is one of a few states that still retain one nearly two years into the pandemic.

The committee included several community stakeholders, including representatives from the hospitality industry, the business sector, and faith communities, according to local ABC affiliate KATU.

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Local leaders attempted to downplay the “permanent” status of the mandate.

Dr. Paul Cieslak, the medical director for communicable diseases and immunizations with OHA, explained to KATU that OHA’s potential “permanent” indoor mask mandate is not necessarily permanent because it can be repealed.

“Permanent means indefinite. It doesn’t necessarily mean permanent,” Cieslak said. “We can repeal it as well, but we are only allowed to have a temporary rule for 180 days, and anything that goes beyond 180 days, we cannot extend it.”

The move is sure to have freedom advocates in the Beaver State enraged.

The American landscape is currently littered with a hodgepodge of coronavirus precautions, as each state, country, town, and business takes the COVID-19 pandemic at their own level of seriousness. This has, of course, made it somewhat difficult for any individual to navigate their day in compliance to the ever-changing rigidity of the pandemic’s threat.  And, furthermore, it has led to some questionable decisions by local leaders looking to simplify the issue. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) assembled a Rules Advisory Committee (RAC) earlier this week to address a permanent indoor mask mandate in the state. Oregon is one of a few states that still retain one nearly two years into the pandemic. The committee included several community stakeholders, including representatives from the hospitality industry, the business sector, and faith communities, according to local ABC affiliate KATU. Local leaders attempted to downplay the “permanent” status of the mandate. Dr. Paul Cieslak, the medical director for communicable diseases and immunizations with OHA, explained to KATU that OHA’s potential “permanent” indoor mask mandate is not necessarily permanent because it can be repealed. “Permanent means indefinite. It doesn’t necessarily mean permanent,” Cieslak said. “We can repeal it as well, but we are only allowed to have a temporary rule for 180 days, and anything that goes beyond 180 days, we cannot extend it.” The move is sure to have freedom advocates in the Beaver State enraged.

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Trump Makes Major Fundraising Haul for Social Media Platform

That’s a lot of moolah.

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Truth is coming, and if recent fundraising figures are any indication of the might of the forthcoming social media platform, the online world could be in for a major paradigm shift.

The network, which was conjured by former President Donald Trump as a response to the rampant online censorship of conservative voices, will undoubtedly be a smash hit when it eventually arrives.  And while the date for its inaugural truth to be posted has wavered a bit, there is no lack of support for the project.

Former President Trump’s social media group, Trump Media & Technology Group Corp. (TMTG), and its blank-check company announced on Saturday it had received a commitment of $1 billion from an unidentified “diverse group of institutional investors.”

TMTG and blank-check company Digital World Acquisition Corp. said that “subscription agreements for $1 billion in committed capital” would be received from an unknown group of investors once TMTG and Digital World are combined.

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In October, Trump announced that he would be creating a social media network dubbed “Truth Social,” whose full launch is expected in the first quarter of 2022. The network has been advertised as a platform “that encourages open global conversation without discrimination on the basis of political ideology.”

Trump will undoubtedly rely heavily on Truth Social in the coming months, particularly as he begins to prepare for a likely 2024 reelection campaign.

Truth is coming, and if recent fundraising figures are any indication of the might of the forthcoming social media platform, the online world could be in for a major paradigm shift. The network, which was conjured by former President Donald Trump as a response to the rampant online censorship of conservative voices, will undoubtedly be a smash hit when it eventually arrives.  And while the date for its inaugural truth to be posted has wavered a bit, there is no lack of support for the project. Former President Trump’s social media group, Trump Media & Technology Group Corp. (TMTG), and its blank-check company announced on Saturday it had received a commitment of $1 billion from an unidentified “diverse group of institutional investors.” TMTG and blank-check company Digital World Acquisition Corp. said that “subscription agreements for $1 billion in committed capital” would be received from an unknown group of investors once TMTG and Digital World are combined. In October, Trump announced that he would be creating a social media network dubbed “Truth Social,” whose full launch is expected in the first quarter of 2022. The network has been advertised as a platform “that encourages open global conversation without discrimination on the basis of political ideology.” Trump will undoubtedly rely heavily on Truth Social in the coming months, particularly as he begins to prepare for a likely 2024 reelection campaign.

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