CNN Cuts Ties With Contributor Named As Avenatti’s Co-Conspirator In Nike Case

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 16: Stormy Daniels'  lawyer Michael Avenatti arrives to the Federal Court hearing related to the FBI raid on Michael Cohen's hotel room and office on April 16, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 16: Adult film actress Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti arrives at Federal Court for the hearing at the United States District Court Southern District of New York related to Michael Cohen,... NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 16: Adult film actress Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti arrives at Federal Court for the hearing at the United States District Court Southern District of New York related to Michael Cohen, President Trump's longtime personal attorney and confidante, April 16, 2018 in New York City. Cohen and lawyers representing President Trump are asking the court to block Justice Department officials from reading documents and materials related to his Cohen's relationship with President Trump that they believe should be protected by attorney-client privilege. Officials with the FBI, armed with a search warrant, raided Cohen's office and two private residences last week. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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March 26, 2019 7:39 a.m.

CNN has cut ties with one of its contributors, Mark Geragos, who was reportedly named as a co-conspirator of Michael Avenatti, the famous lawyer arrested on Monday for alleged fraud and extortion, HuffPost reported. 

“He’s no longer a contributor at CNN,” a network spokesperson told HuffPost about Geragos.

Geragos, who represents clients like Colin Kaepernick and Jussie Smollett, was identified by the Wall Street Journal as an uncharged co-conspirator in the criminal complaint against Avenatti by the Southern District of New York. Avenatti — most famous for his role representing Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against President Trump — allegedly attempted to extort Nike for $20 million by threatening to use his knack for garnering publicity to expose dirt on the company.

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