High-Profile Attorney Michael Avenatti Charged With Attempting to Extort Nike

March 26, 2019

High-profile lawyer Michael Avenatti's arrest on charges of attempted extortion comes just about a month after he boasted on Twitter that he had given prosecutors "smoking gun" evidence against embattled singer R. Kelly. Avenatti was taken into custody by the FBI in Manhattan Monday, accused of allegedly threatening to release damaging information about Nike if it did not meet his demands. Kelly's attorney said he will use Avenatti's arrest to challenge the authenticity of the alleged evidence.

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