Avenatti posted this tweet about Nike one hour later SDNY launched the extortion charges against him

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Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti denied on Tuesday that he had tried to shake down Nike and he accused the sports apparel giant of committing a crime and coverup. We never attempted to extort Nike & when the evidence is disclosed he tweeted. Avenatti also tweeted that corruption at Nike was rampant and accused the retailer of lying to the government. Avenatti gained fame in the last year for representing porn star Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Donald Trump and his former lawyer Michael Cohen. When I first ran for Senate I promised that I would give my all for the people of New Mexico. And I reminded myself that this Senate seat is not my seat. I was proud to serve as New Mexicos Attorney General. We never attempted to extort Nike & when the evidence is disclosed the public will learn the truth about Nikes crime & coverup. Fox reported that the client in question was Gregory Barela a person whom Avenattii claimed has close ties to Trump

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