Celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti already released a statement saying that heâ€™s dropping his plans to run for president on the Democratic ticket in 2020, so thereâ€™s no way that any new bad news can hurt his chances â€” 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 payÂ $4.85 million in back pay to former partnerÂ Jason Frank. Also, he was being evicted from his office for nonpayment of four monthsâ€™ rent.
Now the Washington Examiner reports that Avenatti is on the hook for child and spousal support.
â€” The Washington Times (@WashTimes) December 6, 2018
Orange County Judge Carol Henson on Tuesday ordered some of Avenattiâ€™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 Tuesdayâ€™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!
â€” ?? (@batpohn7) December 6, 2018
â€” Matt Whitlock ?? (@mattdizwhitlock) December 7, 2018
â€” gary (@ridgely) December 7, 2018
â€” Carlsbadbugkila â„¢ (@carlsbadbugkil1) December 6, 2018
Poor Mike. At this rate he'll soon be ruling out a run in 2024 as well.
â€” Marchal (@Davoutt) December 7, 2018
Father of the Year
â€” Football and MMA (@CalawayClint) December 6, 2018
This is just too funny. What a clown.
â€” VaBchJim (@VaBchJim) December 6, 2018
Couldnâ€™t happen to a better guy.
â€” Uncle Samâ€™s codpiece (@Golf__Dude) December 6, 2018
Update: Creepy deadbeat porn lawyer.
â€” Brain (@waddatwit) December 6, 2018
Heâ€™s such a winner. #basta
â€” tigergrad (@Tigergrad85) December 7, 2018
â€” Kellen Shar (@KellenShar) December 7, 2018
â€” MSMbecile (@MSMbecile) December 6, 2018
Back child support means he's a deadbeat. And the metoo crowd thought he was their savior.
â€” Bill Williams (@BillWil81634194) December 6, 2018
dang, this guy can't get a break. what a shame
â€” Karen (@SunSeekerKaren) December 6, 2018
Michael Avenatti tries to shame 'complete scum bag' Ben Shapiro (guess how that goes) https://t.co/lLutHGsvJ3
â€” Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 5, 2018