Adult film star Stormy Daniels said Monday that she was not surprised that her former attorney, Michael Avenatti, had been arrested and charged with trying to extort more than $20 million from Nike.
Daniels said in a statement that she was “saddened but not shocked” by the news.
“I made the decision more than a month ago to terminate Michael’s services after discovering that he had dealt with me extremely dishonestly and there will be more announcements to come.”
My statement regarding my former attorney Mr. Avenatti.. pic.twitter.com/9aKYCPNN6y
— Stormy Daniels (@StormyDaniels) March 25, 2019
Daniels and Avenatti parted ways earlier this month.
“I have retained Clark Brewster as my personal lawyer and have asked him and his firm to review all legal matters involving me,” Daniels tweeted on March 12. “Upon completion of Mr. Brewster’s review and further consultation with me, I anticipate Mr. Brewster will serve as my primary counsel on all legal issues.”