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OJ Simpson’s Lawyer Brands Avenatti as ‘Aveshitty,’ Says Trump Is ‘Too Nice’


O.J. Simpson‘s lawyer Malcolm LaVergne has offered a response to Michael Avenatti‘s Monday morning tweet, in which Avenatti touted himself as a threat to President Donald Trump. Avenatti specifically advised his doubters to take note of “all of the bots and trolls targeting me on Twitter and otherwise.”

LaVergne did not seem interested in taking note of this. In fact, he said that President Trump has been “too nice” calling Avenatti a third-rate attorney. LaVergne suggested instead that Avenatti is a “5th rate” lawyer and is no threat.

“This 5th rate lawyer @MichaelAvenatti aks [aka?] Aveshitty (the President is too nice calling him 3rd rate) is no more a threat to Trump than a flea on a dog. Pay that lawyer you ripped off, pay your other debts, focus on your client’s (not your) best interests, deadbeat!” LaVergne tweeted.

The second half of the LaVergne tweet alluded to the $4.85 million dollar verdict a judge handed down on Monday, with Avenatti on the losing side.

Avenatti had been sued by former law partner Jason Frank, who claimed that he failed to make good on a previous settlement agreement.

Avenatti previously told Law&Crime that the was “frivolous and baseless.”  Avenatti responded to the verdict by saying, “Any amount awarded Jason Frank will be deducted from the $12 Million he owes me and my firm for his outright fraud in stealing clients, etc.”‏

As for LaVergne, he’s no stranger to Twitter commentary.

Ronn Blitzer contributed to this report. 

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Matt Naham is the Senior A.M. Editor of Law&Crime.