Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels, was hit with a personal judgment of $4.85 million on Monday for his failure to pay a debt to a former colleague at his longtime Newport Beach firm.
Less than hour after his defeat in the Los Angeles lawsuit, the firm, Eagan Avenatti, suffered another setback at a trial in Santa Ana: The Irvine Co. won a court order evicting Avenatti and his staff from their suite at Fashion Island mall for failing to pay the last four months of rent.
The personal judgment against Avenatti by Judge Dennis J. Landin in state Superior Court in Los Angeles is the latest in a series of courtroom losses for the celebrity lawyer and potential presidential candidate in his protracted dispute with Jason Frank, the former colleague.
Eagan Avenatti emerged from federal bankruptcy protection in March after making promises to pay millions of dollars to Frank and other creditors, including the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.
Frank has also won a $10-million judgment against the firm. To read more check out The San Diego Tribune.