Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti already released a statement saying that he’s dropping his plans to run for president on the Democratic ticket in 2020, so there’s no way that any new bad news can hurt his chances — which is a shame because it was kind of fun watching him gear up for a presidential run.
We already knew he has financial troubles: in October, a judge ordered Avenatti to pay $4.85 million in back pay to former partner Jason Frank. Also, he was being evicted from his office for nonpayment of four months’ rent.
Now the Washington Examiner reports that Avenatti is on the hook for child and spousal support.
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) December 6, 2018
Orange County Judge Carol Henson on Tuesday ordered some of Avenatti’s assets be liquidated and sold for back child and spousal support.
Although the total amount Avenatti owes is unclear, he was previously ordered to pay more than $150,000 a month in child and spousal support.
In Tuesday’s order, Henson said Avenatti must pay at least $80,000 to Lisa Storie-Avenatti on top of the transferred assets by Jan. 2.
Among those assets are a 2017 Ferrari GT Spider, five watches including a Rolex that retails for $12,000, a sculpture by famed architect Frank Gehry and a six-seat business jet worth millions.
Not the Ferrari!
— 🇺🇸 (@batpohn7) December 6, 2018
— Matt Whitlock 🇺🇸 (@mattdizwhitlock) December 7, 2018
— gary (@ridgely) December 7, 2018
— Carlsbadbugkila ™ (@carlsbadbugkil1) December 6, 2018
Poor Mike. At this rate he'll soon be ruling out a run in 2024 as well.
— Marchal (@Davoutt) December 7, 2018
Father of the Year
— Football and MMA (@CalawayClint) December 6, 2018
This is just too funny. What a clown.
— VaBchJim (@VaBchJim) December 6, 2018
Couldn’t happen to a better guy.
— Uncle Sam’s codpiece (@Golf__Dude) December 6, 2018
Update: Creepy deadbeat porn lawyer.
— Brain (@waddatwit) December 6, 2018
He’s such a winner. #basta
— tigergrad (@Tigergrad85) December 7, 2018
— Kellen Shar (@KellenShar) December 7, 2018
— MSMbecile (@MSMbecile) December 6, 2018
Back child support means he's a deadbeat. And the metoo crowd thought he was their savior.
— Bill Williams (@BillWil81634194) December 6, 2018
dang, this guy can't get a break. what a shame
— Karen (@SunSeekerKaren) December 6, 2018
Michael Avenatti tries to shame 'complete scum bag' Ben Shapiro (guess how that goes) https://t.co/lLutHGsvJ3
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 5, 2018