Heh - creepy porn lawyer loses again

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Heh - how far he has fallen.  Schadenfreude at its finest.  From Deadline:

Fox News Wins Dismissal Of Michael Avenatti’s Defamation Claim
A federal judge has tossed attorney Michael Avenatti’s defamation lawsuit against Fox News over its coverage of his 2018 arrest on suspicion of domestic violence.

Avenatti, whose representation of Stormy Daniels made him a ubiquitous media presence as a pugnacious foe of President Donald Trump, was recently sentenced to 30 months in prison on charges that he plotted to extort Nike in a separate case. A trial was started last month on charges that he embezzled funds from clients, which he has denied.

In his opinion (read it here), U.S. Circuit Judge Stephanos Bibas wrote that in 2018, “Fox News covered his arrest. He sued, claiming that its reporting defamed him. But most of its statements were substantially true. And Avenatti does not plausibly plead that Fox or its employees knew that the statements were false or recklessly disregarded that possibility. He also fails to allege any recoverable damages.”

Judge Bibas is the real deal - honest and about as sharp as they come.  He was appointed to the 3rd Circuit in December 2017 which makes him a Trump appointee but he ruled against the election challenge in Pennsylvania. I love the line:

He sued, claiming that its reporting defamed him. But most of its statements were substantially true.

Hard to argue with truth.

Avenatti needs to learn to quit while he is ahead.  Harsh couple of lessons in the last year.

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