Yesterday, Michael Avenatti tweeted that Ted Cruz had attacked him, and urged his followers to "chip in to help Beto". THREAD 1 #MichaelAvenatti #FridayFeeling
The link went to an ActBlue form, which positioned donating to Beto as a way to get back at Cruz.

A note at the bottom of the page states that donations would be split evenly.

That's easy to miss, especially for ActBlue Express users who can donate with 1 click. 2
Users could select an amount with 1 tap and donate, missing the fact that by default, the form would split their donation between Avenatti's Fight PAC and Beto's campaign 50/50.

"Make this a monthly recurring donation" was checked by default with Nov. 6th 3 weeks away. 3
Beto's campaign has made it clear that they do not accept PAC donations. This is Beto's official donation form: goo.gl/F72dqC

There no indication that Avenatti's tandem fundraising effort was approved by Beto's campaign. 4
The Fight PAC website gives next to zero information about how donations to the Fight PAC would be spent.

The PAC *could* be paying consulting fees to Eagan Avenatti.

It's a new PAC so there aren't any FEC filings, no spending history to review. 5
thefightpac.org
Redstate has already jumped on this this and pointed out that the form defaulted to "Make this a monthly recurring donation", which makes no sense as Nov. 6 is 3 weeks away. 6
redstate.com/sarah-rumpf/20…
In addition, Avenatti is having BIG financial problems of his own. 7
➡️ goo.gl/Rmy525
Last year Michael Tobin, whom the Eagan Avenatti firm owes $28,700 filed a petition forcing the firm into bankruptcy, which stopped arbitration that may have forced Eagan Avenatti to pay $14 million to former employee & lawyer Jason Frank. 8 goo.gl/yXah7s
And last year Avenatti's wife threw him out and changed the locks. He then filed for divorce.

The Superior Court documents show that the Avenatti's enjoy a VERY lavish lifestyle.

His expenses run about $40,000 per month. His wife's run about $25,000. 9
goo.gl/Q6ZiSf
Then there's the failing Tully's Coffee chain that actor Patrick Dempsey sued Avenatti over. 10
goo.gl/fV9aR2
Avenatti is also in trouble for filling to make payments for Eagan Avenatti's back taxes 2 months ago. 11
goo.gl/geaCJC
In addition, Avenatti was said to have asked for funds from the liberal PAC American Bridge to help fund Stormy Daniels' legal battle. 12
goo.gl/BaAeFS
All of this together makes yesterday's fundraising attempt and Avenatti's Fight PAC look extremely shady and suspect.

Avenatti deleted the tweet & the donation form.

If you want to donate, donate directly to a candidates' campaign through their ActBlue link.
Correct link: goo.gl/yXah7S
Corrected link: goo.gl/gEAJCJ
Avenatti lived a life of luxury (including a full-time pilot for his private jet) while owing 1.2 million in back taxes, as well as debts for former businesses he owned.
Source: goo.gl/995W38
#TaxReturns #FactsMatter
Avenatti says he divested from Eagan Avenatti within the past year & the debts for that firm are no longer his responsibility.

But in a July 25th bankruptcy hearing, Avenatti testified that Avenatti & Associates, his current firm, now owns 100% stake in Eagan Avenatti. #debt
And today a judge ordered Avenatti to pay former Eagan Avenatti employee & lawyer Jason Frank $4.85 million as a personal judgement.

Frank also won a $10 million judgement against Eagan Avenatti.
goo.gl/4TNicR
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