Avenatti Grills Paraplegic Client He Allegedly Stole From: ‘Did You Appreciate Me?’ squib

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SANTA ANA, California—In March 2019, after Michael Avenatti’s millions in debt had already made headlines, the embattled celebrity lawyer paid a visit to Geoffrey Johnson, a client he hadn’t seen in a while.

Avenatti was hoping to change the narrative after a judgment-debtor exam—a proceeding where creditors can question debtors under oath about their finances—revealed he allegedly pocketed most of Johnson’s $4 million settlement, which stemmed from a lawsuit after Johnson was injured in a Los Angeles County jail and became paraplegic.

The 50-year-old legal eagle, known for repping Stormy Daniels in her bombshell case against President Trump before amassing a cluster of other newsworthy clients, didn’t mention to Johnson that he’d been accused in a public hearing of stealing the settlement, Johnson testified on Thursday.

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