Disgraced former lawyer to Stormy Daniels Michael Avenatti cried in the courtroom prior to being sentenced to 2 years in prison for attempting to extort Nike.
“When I was a child I dreamed about becoming a lawyer … Fighting for the little guy against the Goliaths. For years I did just that, but then I lost my way. I betrayed my own values, my friends, my family, and myself. I betrayed my profession,” Avenatti said between weeping in tears. “I’ve learned that all the fame, notoriety, and money in the world is meaningless. TV and Twitter, Your Honor, mean nothing. Everyone wants to ride in the limo with you, but few want to ride with you on the bus.”
The judge is now calmly reading Avenatti's "fuck"-laden Nike extortion rants (secretly recorded by the FBI) into the record before sentencing.
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) July 8, 2021