Judge Poised to Force Michael Avenatti to Open Books in Divorce Case
Getty/Eduardo Munoz AlvarezMichael Avenatti failed in a bid to have a court examination of his finances thrown out Friday as his contentious divorce battle rattled on. However Avenatti—famous for representing porn star Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against President Trump and for toying with the idea of running for the White House himself—filed new paperwork objecting to the investigation and the judge continued the hearing and told the pair to return to court in two weeks, when he will decide if the exam should go ahead. Avenatti is locked in a fierce divorce battle with ex-wife Lisa Storie-Avenatti. She claims that while he has paid her $331,500, he still owes more than $146,000 in child support and $1.6 million in spousal support. Read more at The Daily Beast.