Michael Avenatti’s latest bid for a new trial puts a new spin on the fallen lawyer’s former slogan “Fight Club.”
Slated to be sentenced on Friday for extorting Nike, Avenatti now claims that he deserves a new trial because prosecutors did not disclose the fact that one of the key witnesses against him at his original trial feared for her life. That’s because — according to Avenatti — she read a “decades-old conspiracy theory” about Bill and Hillary Clinton. The witness, Judy Regnier, was a former office manager at Avenatti’s law firm, and prosecutors called her to establish a financial motive to shake down the sportswear giant.
Just two weeks before Avenatti’s trial, Regnier told an