Highly confident that justice will be done: Stormy Daniels' lawyer

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Apr 02, 2019, 07:18 AM(IST)

Attorney Michael Avenatti. Photograph:( AFP )

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'I will now spend the time in connection with this case and the case in New York relying on that same justice system that I have subjected myself to, and I am highly confident that when the process plays out that justice will be done,' Attorney Michael Avenatti said.

Attorney Michael Avenatti, who represented adult film star Stormy Daniels in her legal battles with US President Donald Trump said that he was confident he will succeed as he appeared in a court on Monday.

"For nearly 20 years, I've represented Davids versus Goliaths as an attorney and during that entire time period, I've relied upon the justice system and judges in courthouses just like this," Avenatti said.

"I will now spend the time in connection with this case and the case in New York relying on that same justice system that I have subjected myself to, and I am highly confident that when the process plays out that justice will be done," Avenatti added.

The 48-year-old attorney was charged on March 25 with what prosecutors said was an attempt to "shakedown" Nike for over $20 million and is also accused of embezzling a client's funds from a $1.6 million settlement in order to pay his own expenses and debts.

He was later released from jail on a $300,000 personal recognizance bond.

Daniels, 48, who is no longer represented by Avenatti, said she was "saddened but not shocked" by his arrest, adding she fired him after learning he had acted "dishonestly" with her.

(With inputs from agencies)

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