• A judge in California will allow a former Playboy model’s civil suit against Michael Avenatti to proceed.
  • The playmate, Shera Béchard, alleges that Avenatti sabotaged a non-disclosure agreement she reached with a prominent Republican fundraiser. 
  • Avenatti denies wrongdoing and predicts he will prevail. 

Source: Kevin Daley | Supreme Court Reporter

A judge in California ruled that Michael Avenatti may be liable for damages after he allegedly revealed the existence of a hush agreement between Elliott Broidy, the prominent Republican financier, and his mistress, Playboy playmate Shera Béchard.

Judge Elizabeth Allen White of the Los Angeles Superior Court will allow Béchard’s lawyers to argue Avenatti effectively destroyed their agreement by revealing confidential information about the contract, which he allegedly extracted from Béchard’s former attorneys.