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  • Kaepernick attorney slams Jay-Z for 'cold-blooded' deal to promote social justice with NFL

    08/20/2019 9:10:37 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | John Bowden - 08/20/19 | John Bowden - 08/20/19
    An attorney representing former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sharply criticized rapper Jay-Z on Tuesday after Jay-Z met with NFL officials to speak about social justice issues while Kaepernick remains unemployed. SNIP Mark Geragos, who is representing Kaepernick in his dealings with the NFL, told ABC News that the partnership amounted to crossing an "intellectual picket line." "This deal between Jay-Z and the NFL crosses the intellectual picket line," Geragos told ABC. "I can confirm to you that the deal was already done prior to any conversation that [Kaepernick] had with Jay-Z and he certainly didn’t have any conversations...
  • Michael Avenatti's bad day: Disgraced lawyer to face not 1, but 2 arraignments

    05/27/2019 4:15:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 27, 2019 | Samuel Chamberlain
    Embattled attorney Michael Avenatti will have a busy day in Manhattan federal court Tuesday -- but as a defendant, not as counsel. Avenatti, 49, is scheduled to be arraigned on charges that he tried to extort up to $25 million from athletic apparel giant Nike by threatening to expose claims that the shoemaker paid off high school basketball players to steer them to Nike-sponsored colleges. He also is scheduled to be arraigned on charges that he stole nearly $300,000 from adult film actress Stormy Daniels, the client who rocketed him to national prominence. In the Nike case, Avenatti is charged...
  • Smollet Crushed after Osundairos Blast Huge Lawsuit! This Changes Everything

    04/23/2019 7:49:50 PM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 32 replies; FoxNews ^ | April 23, 2019 | The Next News Network
    Unredacted title: Smollet Crushed after Osundairos Blast Huge Lawsuit! This Changes Everything Video at link.

    04/23/2019 8:10:29 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 20 replies
    TMZ ^ | 2-23-2019 | TMZ
    Mark Geragos and Tina Glandian, for defamation, claiming the attorneys lied to the media and tried to make it appear Ola and Abel Osundairo were the culprits in a real, homophobic and racist attack. The brothers filed the case in Chicago federal court, claiming Jussie "used his clout as a wealthy actor to influence [the brothers] who were in a subordinate relationship to him and were aspiring to 'make it.'" The suit says when Tina Glandian went on 'GMA,' "Today" and the Reasonable Doubt podcast after the charges against Jussie were dismissed, she told a string of lies ... including...
  • Judge asks Seagrams heiress if Michael Avenatti is secretly her attorney. She faints in court.

    03/29/2019 11:52:41 AM PDT · by · 59 replies
    BPR ^ | March 28, 2019 | Victor Rantala
    Billionaire heiress Clare Bronfman fainted in court after being asked by the judge if she had secretly hired Michael Avenatti as her attorney. She was taken out of a federal courtroom on a stretcher and the hearing was rescheduled for today. The Seagrams heiress is on trial for offenses related to her involvement in the SEX-SLAVE CULT DOS. She is reportedly a leader of the controversial NXIVM sex cult. Bronfman was joined in court by lawyer Mark Geragos who sources say is the co-conspirator in Avenatti’s Nike extortion case. Although Avenatti has not submitted paperwork attesting to being an attorney...
  • BREAKING: Co-Conspirator In Alleged Avenatti Fraud Scheme Is CNN Analyst, Jussie Smollett's Lawyer

    03/25/2019 5:48:07 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 25 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 25 Mar 19 | Ryan Saavedra
    The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that the alleged co-conspirator in the alleged Michael Avenatti fraud scheme is CNN legal analyst Mark Geragos, who is also Jussie Smollett's lawyer. The co-conspirator in that matter is attorney Mark Geragos, two people familiar with the matter said," the Journal reported. "According to the complaint filed in New York, Mr. Avenatti and Mr. Geragos, the alleged co-conspirator, met with lawyers for Nike in New York on March 19 and threatened to release damaging information unless the company agreed to pay the two lawyers millions of dollars and another $1.5 million to the...
  • Attorney Mark Geragos FIRED BY CNN After He Was Named Co-Conspirator in Avenatti Criminal Complaint

    03/25/2019 4:40:08 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 46 replies
    Gateway ^ | 3-26-2019 | Christina Laila
    CNN cut ties with celebrity attorney Mark Geragos on Monday after he was named as a co-conspirator in Michael Avenatti’s criminal complaint. Mark Geragos regularly appeared on CNN as a legal analyst, however a spox for the network confirmed on Monday that Geragos is no longer a contributor.
  • Lawyer for Michael Jackson, Jussie Smollett named as Avenatti co-conspirator

    03/25/2019 3:53:17 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | 25 March 2019 | Chris Perez
    Attorney Mark Geragos, 61, was not actually named in the criminal complaint against Avenatti, but two sources familiar with the matter tell The Wall Street Journal that he is the “CC-1” that prosecutors referred to in the document. According to his website, Geragos has represented “some of the most prominent figures in the world” over the last 30 years. His client list includes rap moguls Suge Knight and Sean “Diddy” Combs, actress Winona Ryder, boxer Mike Tyson, singer Chris Brown and convicted murderer Scott Peterson. In the early 2000s, Geragos helped the late King of Pop secure an acquittal on...
  • 5 of the Most Explosive Details From the Michael Avenatti-Nike Extortion Case

    03/25/2019 2:28:27 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 27 replies
    Footwear News ^ | March 25, 2019 | Sheena Butler-Young
    5 of the Most Explosive Details From the Michael Avenatti-Nike Extortion Case By Sheena Butler-Young Federal prosecutors in Manhattan today brought charges against famed attorney Michael Avenatti for allegedly attempting to extort upwards of $20 million from Nike Inc. In the complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, prosecutors said Avenatti threatened to release damning allegations against the firm if it did not agree to pay him and a co-conspirator more than $22 million. The complaint contends that Avenatti also demanded that Nike pay a client he purported to represent — described as...
  • The Latest Source: Mark Geragos is Avenatti co-conspirator

    03/25/2019 2:25:08 PM PDT · by gattaca · 24 replies
    AP ^ | March 25, 2019 | AP
    <p>1:51 p.m.</p> <p>A person familiar with details of the Michael Avenatti extortion investigation tells The Associated Press that celebrity attorney Mark Geragos is a co-conspirator in the case.</p> <p>Prosecutors say in court papers that an unnamed attorney joined Avenatti in demanding that Nike pay millions of dollars, or risk being embarrassed by a scandal involving its sponsorship of an amateur basketball team.</p>
  • Mark Geragos, attorney for Jussie Smollett and Colin Kaepernick, charged as Avenatti co-conspirator

    03/25/2019 12:56:30 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 101 replies, ^ | March 25, 2019 03:40 PM | by Tiana Lowe
    Say what you will about Donald Trump, but the rise of the reality TV presidency has marked the death knell for some of the nation's most notorious media hacks and grifters. Today, U.S. attorneys indicted not only Trump-era villain and creepy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti, but also celebrity attorney Mark Geragos as a co-conspirator. The nation's two most famous legal frauds now face charges related to an extortion scheme. Avenatti's been a walking dumpster fire and foil to the Trump presidency, but Geragos has scammed the system for years, representing not just the dregs of Hollywood — Chris Brown for...
  • Jussie Smollett is victim of 'media gangbang,' defense lawyer says

    03/09/2019 4:49:23 AM PST · by Magnatron · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9 March 2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    A grand jury's decision to indict Jussie Smollett on 16 felony counts was "outrageous," the defense lawyer for the "Empire" actor said Friday. Such charges have never before been filed on a "victim of a hate crime," attorney Mark Geragos told anchor Anderson Cooper on CNN's "AC360." “What is happening here is, frankly, a media gangbang of this guy of unprecedented proportions," Geragos said. "And that’s the reason I got into this. I’ve never seen a media pendulum swing more quickly and viciously and rob somebody of their presumption of innocence like this case. It’s startling the way people assume...
  • On heels of Jussie Smollett charges, Fox requests security for filming ‘Empire’

    02/24/2019 2:16:46 PM PST · by PBRCat · 50 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | February 24, 2019 | Michael Sneed
    Actor Jussie Smollett’s character on “Empire,” Jamal Lyon, may disappear during this season’s final two episodes because of charges he faked his own racist, homophobic attack. But it hasn’t stopped Fox from requesting security and traffic-control assistance from Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart’s office when it films scenes for an “Empire” episode Wednesday at Paw Paw Woods. “It just seemed beyond the pale this request would come on the heels of Smollett being charged yesterday,” said a spokesman for Dart’s office. “They wanted to know if we had officers available,” said the spokesman. “They claimed they may be doing some...
  • Super Bowl LIII Halftime Controversy Continues, As Colin Kaepernick Attorney Attacks Adam Levine

    02/02/2019 3:19:32 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 45 replies
    Deadline ^ | February 2, 2019 | Bruce Haring
    The controversy surrounding Super Bowl LIII’s halftime show continues, as Colin Kaepernick’s attorney Mark Geragos called Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine’s rationalization on his participation “a cop out.” Speaking on Good Morning America on Friday, Geragos called on Levine to admit what he’s doing by appearing in the NFL Super Bowl halftime. “If you’re going to cross this idealogical or intellectual picket line, then own it, and Adam Levine certainly isn’t owning it,” Geragos said. “It’s a cop-out when you start talking about, ‘I’m not a politician; I’m just doing the music.’ Most of the musicians who have any kind...
  • Kaepernick’s lawyer hints at Trump-Jones conspiracy, says court order is muzzling him

    07/31/2018 7:52:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | July 30, 2018, 11:12 AM EDT | Michael David Smith
    Mark Geragos, the lawyer who is representing Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid in a collusion lawsuit against the NFL, has been hinting all summer that there’s damaging information about the NFL that will come out of the case. But Geragos says the court is stopping him from letting the public know all the facts, which he suggested involve a conspiracy regarding President Trump and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. “The president tweeted about how lame the national anthem policy was,” Geragos said on his Reasonable Doubt podcast. “Then Jerry Jones came out and said they’re going to stand during the anthem....
  • Report: Kaepernick’s Legal Team Expected to Subpoena President Trump in Collusion Case

    06/07/2018 10:17:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 6/7/2018 | Dylan Gwinn
    Colin Kaepernick’s lawyers will attempt to subpoena President Trump as part of the former quarterback’s collusion case against the NFL. That report comes from sources to Yahoo! Sports’ Charles Robinson, who says the Mark Geragos-led legal team “is expected to seek federal subpoenas in the coming weeks to compel testimonyfrom [President Donald] Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and other officials familiar with the president’s agenda on protesting NFL players.” The purpose of a Trump subpoena, would be to show that the president both improperly influenced owners in their decision to not sign Kaepernick. As Breitbart Sports reported weeks ago, the...
  • Leaked document detailed corruption probe of senator

    SACRAMENTO (AP) -- A dispute over who leaked an affidavit detailing a corruption probe involving a state senator is heading to federal court in Los Angeles after a judge's action on Friday. Ron Calderon, then a Democratic state senator from Montebello, filed a complaint in November 2013 contending that federal authorities tried to ruin his reputation by raiding his offices and leaking an FBI affidavit alleging he took money in return for promoting bills. He was later indicted and faces trial in federal court in Los Angeles beginning Aug. 11 on charges that he accepted $100,000 in bribes, lavish trips...
  • CA: Alleged Cunningham co-conspirator hires celebrity attorney (Brent Wilkes hires Mark Geragos)

    11/26/2006 10:37:39 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 432+ views
    North County Times ^ | 11/26/06 | William Finn Bennett
    In the latest twist to former U.S. Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham's tale of greed and corruption, celebrity defense attorney Mark Geragos has joined the legal team of one of the former congressman's alleged conspirators in a massive bribery scam. Geragos, whose former clients include pop star Michael Jackson, former first brother Roger Clinton and former Congressman Gary Condit, said Wednesday that he recently began representing Poway businessman Brent Wilkes. Court documents allege that Cunningham's conspirators, one of whom is believed to be Wilkes, lavished the congressman with cash, loans and gifts in recent years. In March, the eight-term former congressman...
  • Investigator Charged With Conspiracy, Threats Against Reporter (Clinton attack dog, Pellicano)

    06/17/2005 6:21:12 PM PDT · by Dan Evans · 32 replies · 2,120+ views
    LA Times ^ | June 17, 2005 | Richard Winton
    Anthony Pellicano, the high-profile private investigator whose clients included some of the biggest stars in Hollywood, was charged today with conspiracy and making threats against a Los Angeles Times reporter. Anita Busch was researching a story in 2002 about the relationship between actor Steven Seagal and a reputed Mafia figure when someone fired a bullet through the windshield of her unoccupied car. Left on top of the vehicle was a dead fish with a rose in its mouth and a sign reading: "Stop." The charges today were filed by Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley after a lengthy investigation...
  • Laci Peterson's Mother Writing Book, Geragos Talks About Scott - (to Larry King...CYA maneuver)

    06/08/2005 5:11:10 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 13 replies · 634+ views
    The mother of murder victim Laci Peterson is writing a book about her experiences. Sharon Rocha is expected to provide a revealing look at the celebrated Laci Peterson murder case in her book, “For Laci.” The book has been listed on the website of Crown Publishing, a division of Random House. Peterson’s stepfather, Ron Grantski, told the Modesto Bee that he would be helping Rocha write the book. “A lot of truths haven't been told, and I kind of think they should be,” Grantski said. "Everyone has written little bits and pieces. This story is going to be a good...