SMACKDOWN: Avenatti must pay wife more than $2M in unpaid child and spousal support

SMACKDOWN: Avenatti must pay wife $2M in unpaid child and spousal support

‘Creepy porn lawyer’ must pay child and spousal support, but keeps his ‘life rights’ which he could use to make movies based on himself

California Judge Nathan Vu confirmed the whopping debt last week and, besides some minor adjustments of the interest, dismissed Avenatti’s legal arguments 

A California court has smacked down attorney/carnival barker Michael Avenatti’s attempts to dodge his debts of more than $2 million in unpaid child and spousal support to estranged wife Lisa Storie-Avenatti.

The ‘dead beat dad’ and former lawyer for aging porn star Stormy Daniels had been embroiled in a bitter legal battle with Storie, who obtained a judgment against him last year for millions of dollars as part of their divorce.

Avenatti, 48, denied the claims, saying he owes nothing to his wife and child, and filed motions in March asking an Orange County, calif. judge to toss the $2,053,332 suit.

He also took to Twitter to claim he had disproved her claims, writing that the ‘cavalry’ came with receipts.

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But in a judgment handed down last week, Judge Nathan Vu confirmed the multi-million debt and, besides some minor adjustments of the interest stacked on top of his debt, dismissed Avenatti’s legal arguments.


And speaking of dismissals, as we reported earlier, Stormy Daniels is no longer a client of Mr. Avenatti. In a statement released on Twitter after his arrest in new York on Extortion and conspiracy charges, Daniels stated, “Knowing what I know now about Michael, I’m saddened but not shocked regarding his arrest. I made the decision weeks ago to terminate Michael’s services after discovering that he had dealt with me extremely dishonestly, and I will have my own announcement coming soon.”

But Avenatti tells a different tale:

“On February 19, we informed Stormy Daniels in writing that we were terminating our legal representation of her for various reasons that we cannot disclose publicly due to the attorney-client privilege,” Avenatti tweeted on Tuesday.

“This was not a decision we made lightly and it came only after lengthy discussion, thought, and deliberation, as well as consultation with other professionals.”

I always find it humorous when crooks can’t get their stories straight.

6 Replies to “SMACKDOWN: Avenatti must pay wife $2M in unpaid child and spousal support”

  1. Karmafan

    Donald Trump must be laughing right now as he sticks more pins in his Michael Avenatti Voodoo doll. How does Avenatti think he does not owe child support for his kid? He must think he is a rapper.

  2. mharris127

    I am not a Michael Avenatti fan but I will give him this one. Child support should be limited to what it costs to half-raise a child in a middle-class household (maybe a couple hundred dollars per kid per month), not the system we currently have that uses child support to punish the non-custodial parent (usually the man) for not keeping the marriage/relationship together. $2 million for child and spousal support (which almost shouldn’t exist — if she can’t afford to support herself then she needs to stay married — other than a case where her spouse committed grave acts of domestic violence against her) is ridiculous even in the most egregious of cases! It is not the moral responsibility of someone like Avenatti to maintain his ex in the same manner she lived during the marriage, if spousal support is called for at all it should be limited to $2500 per month and that only for a year or two.

  3. Karmafan

    The CEO of Amazon gave his wife $35,000,000,000 in their settlement. This shyster is getting off cheap.

  4. mharris127

    At least Jeff Bezos’ payment was voluntarily negotiated and mostly an asset distribution. I can see where his wife was entitled to a share of the marital assets since they were built up during their marriage (they were married in 1993, well before Amazon was a thing). There is a difference between marital assets and ongoing support.

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