Michael Avenatti, the attorney hired by Stormy Daniels, had been consumed with public appearances since the scandal broke about Daniels and Trump. In my opinion, Avenatti has been winning the case in the Court of Public Opinion.
It appears Avenatti has met his match. The Federal Judge in the Michael Cohen case heard arguments of the attorney for Cohen that Avenatti had created a “carnival atmosphere” by making public statements and doing national TV appearances in which he’s shared nonpublic information and made misrepresentations about Cohen. Earlier this month, Avenatti released bank records leaked to him that showed several companies had paid Cohen through a shell company for consulting services.
Judge Wood reprimanded Avenatti in court, according to multiple media reports.
“You cannot declare your opinion as to Mr. Cohen’s guilt, which you did. You would not be able to give publicity to documents,” Wood said, according to the New York Daily News.
Rather than withdrawing from publicity, Avenatti withdrew from the case. The show must go on!