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)
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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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