A federal jury trial in Manhattan heard Porn star Stormy DanielsThe belief that “poltergeists” and “shadow figures” haunt her Louisiana home as part of her shameful source Lawyer Michael AvenattiFriday fraud and personal information theft trial.
Avenatti, 50-year-old California litigant Representing himself on suspicion of stealing nearly $ 300,000 of Daniels’ $ 800,000 book prepayment, he was a paranormal investigator from an actress during her first full-day interrogation. It seems they wanted to air dirty laundry and their behind-the-scenes lawyer / client drama.
As the Daily Beast reported, Avenatti paved the way for national prominence in 2018. Almost ran for presidentWhile representing her infamous Daniels Hash money proceedings Against President Trump. Thanks to Avenatti’s relentless showmanship and television appearances, Daniels’ proceedings against the Commander-in-Chief dominated the press for months.
Now Avenatti and Daniels are reunited as legal enemies, and a 42-year-old entertainer testifies to him in a proceeding full of fireworks and ghost stories.
Avenatti asked if Daniels claimed in her television project Creepy girl She encountered an unexplained and horrifying experience at her former home in New Orleans, and Daniels replied.
He then asked if she spoke about her home, including the “Poltergeist Phenomenon” and the “Shadow Person,” and if she heard a voice. “They are clamoring for our TV show, and I’m standing behind them,” Daniels said of her claim.
The alleged infestation began to escalate in March 2019, and her boyfriend at the time began to doubt her sanity, Avenatti claimed. “Of course,” Daniels replied. “This is all documented.”
Avenatti asked Daniels about the “portal” of her house, which allows “dark entities to pass through,” and the actress replied, “That’s what I was told by the medium.”
Under Avenatti’s cross-examination, Daniels testified that a “dark entity” attacked her without provoking her ex-boyfriend and broke her collarbone. “According to you [the boyfriend] I was put in a bathtub in the water, yelling at you and suffocating so hard that I broke my collarbone, “Avenatti said. “Did you see him, and did he have no color or white in his eyes?”
“That’s right,” said Daniels.
Daniels also claimed that she felt the presence of a woman in her former home, saying she was crying for her child. Daniels claimed that the ghost had cut her wrist and was about to commit suicide.
Avenatti scrutinizes Daniels’ comments and asks if she once claimed that the room in her house had suddenly deformed and contained furniture that wasn’t her own, and she had her arms covered in blood. I looked down at it.
“At that time, did you start thinking you were crazy?” Avenatti said Daniels was “correct.”
“MS. Daniels, did you have a strange obsession with the house you still have?” Avenatti asked. Daniels replied yes and testified that he “wants to answer” about the supernatural encounter there.
Avenatti then referred to Daniels’ allegations that the house caused her a series of disturbing health symptoms and asked if she said she had a “mass” on her head.
“Occlusion,” Daniels said, adding that an energy healer conducting a Reiki scan discovered it. At that point in the morning testimony, Judge Jesse Ferman asked Daniels to spell Reiki.
Daniels testified that he was worried that he might have a tumor because he had lost his hair, had memory loss and headaches, and was bleeding from his eyes, ears, and nose. “Fortunately I was wrong,” Daniels added her fear of her brain tumor. She said her illness disappeared as she moved out of her eerie dwelling.
Avenatti did not hesitate to ask this series of questions and undoubtedly recognized that he was only enhancing the scene of the criminal trial. “Do the dead talk to you?” Avenatti asked, followed by “Can you talk to them?”
“Sometimes,” said Daniels. “We record them.”
Avenatti then claimed that Daniels could speak and focused on a perhaps ghost doll named Susan who called her “mama.”
“Can she play the piano?” Avenatti asked.
“Someone else saw it, yes,” Daniels replied. “I think they were telling the truth.”
In the next few hours, Avenatti asked Daniels about the crowdfunding website he launched for a court battle with Trump and whether he used the proceeds to buy trucks. Daniels denied doing so.
Avenatti asked Daniels about her ex-husband Glenn, and whether her famous proceedings with Trump urged Daniels to clear his bank account and escape with his daughter. Daniels said so and confirmed in April 2018 that he had asked Avenatti to withdraw his complaint against the president.
However, she said she remained on the course in a civil lawsuit after the book of Daniel’s contract was signed a few days later.
Avenatti once insisted that he didn’t want to hire Daniels and asked if he had no choice. “I didn’t have a choice,” Daniels said, adding that most lawyers wanted money in advance and some were “feared” to take on Trump.
Daniels also worked for several ginger.
When Avenatti showed her a rate deal with him, when he presented her with words indicating that she was “qualified for a reasonable percentage” of her book, Daniels said, “You are very qualified. , Yes. “
Avenatti asked if Daniels knew that lawyers generally didn’t work for free. “So I was shocked that you … for $ 100 …” Daniels testified.
The embarrassed legitimate eagle pretended to be about his career, asking Daniels if he had told the government that Avenatti had been wonderful and respectful during the 11 months he represented her. It seemed to be there.
“You lied to me,” Daniels vaguely said. “It doesn’t pay homage.”
Then Avenatti asked if Daniels said New York Times In the 2018 lawyer’s profile, seeing his work was like watching Michelangelo paint the Sistine Chapel.
“Yes, that’s what you told me,” Daniels testified.
Before Avenatti concludes his question, he asks Daniels if she was finally ordered to pay Trump $ 300,000 in legal fees. He mentioned the failure of her defamation proceedings filed on her behalf.
“Do you blame me for that?” Avenatti asked.
“Yes,” she replied.
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