Daniels said she hopes Avenatti, who represented her in lawsuits against former President Trump, will become a better person.
“He was a man you wanted to trust and believe in, but the longer I knew him I began witnessing his lies and dishonesty until I realized I too became his victim,” she said in a statement Thursday. “I am sure today he found a reckoning. Let’s hope that that leads to [an] honest realization that he must change his life.”
According to federal prosecutors in New York City, “Avenatti used a doctored document to divert about $300,000 that Daniels was supposed to get as an advance from a book deal, then used the money for personal and business expenses. Only half of that money was paid back, prosecutors said,” reports The Guardian.