It’s splitsville for celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti and porn star Stormy Daniels — the client whose allegation that she had a fling with Donald Trump made the California lawyer a household name.
“On February 19, we informed Stormy Daniels in writing that we were terminating our legal representation of her for various reasons that we cannot disclose publicly due to the attorney-client privilege,” Avenatti wrote in a statement on Twitter.
“This was not a decision we made lightly and it came only after lengthy discussion, thought and deliberation, as well as constitution with other professionals. We wish Stormy all the best.”
Avenatti represented Daniels in her federal lawsuit against the president, which was thrown out of court last week.
She later announced that she was hiring a new mouthpiece.
“I have retained Clark Brewster as my personal lawyer and have asked him and his firm to review all legal matters involving me,” she tweeted. “Upon completion of Mr. Brewster’s review and further consultation with me, I anticipate Mr. Brewster will serve as my primary counsel on all legal issues”
Daniels claimed she had a one-night stand with Trump ion 2006 while his wife Melania was caring for their infant son, their only child together.