(PM)- The battlemented lawyer Michael Avenatti has pleaded not guilty to charges that he defrauded adult film actress Stormy Daniels.
Avenatti appears before a federal judge in New York on Tuesday on charges of wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.
Bail is $300,000. Avenatti will have no contact with Daniels.
Avenatti would steal money Daniels was to receive from a publication deal.
Later Tuesday, Avenatti will appear before two more judges, including one covering separate charges that Avenatti attempted to extort money from Nike, the sportswear company.
Avenatti represented Daniels in her battle to be free of a nondisclosure agreement she’d signed regarding an alleged extramarital affair with President Donald Trump.