West Hollywood Is Inviting Stormy Daniels’ Lawyer Back for a Panel Discussion

Michael Avenatti, Daniels’ lawyer, at the May 23 “Stormy Daniels Day” event in West Hollywood

He’ll be back (but she won’t).

The West Hollywood City Council last night approved a proposal by Mayor John Duran that the city sponsor a panel on July 26 featuring Michael Avenatti, who is best known as the lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels.

Avenatti made his last official appearance in West Hollywood on May 23, which the city had designated as “Stormy Daniels Day.” On that day Duran and Councilmember John D’Amico gave Daniels the key to the city and a proclamation in front of Chi Chi La Rue’s, the adult sex toy shop on Santa Monica Boulevard. While Daniels was there to sell her branded t-shirts, she was being acknowledged by the city for her role in the fight against Donald Trump. It was Daniels’ lawsuit against Trump, filed by Avenatti, that brought public attention to her alleged affair with Trump in 2006. She is fighting a nondisclosure agreement that had been negotiated by Michael Cohen, then Trump’s lawyer, just before the 2016 U.S. Presidential election.

The panel is intended to discuss what is going on in the nation’s capital. At last night’s Council meeting, Duran said at this point the panel will include Avenatti and a representative from CHIRLA, the L.A.-based Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights, and Steve Madison, a Pasadena city council member.

The Council authorized spending $1,000 on the event and waiving $312 fees. It will take place at Fiesta Hall in Plummer Park at 7 p.m.


12 Comments
  1. I get the anti-Trump sentiment, but geesh! – So now Stormy Daniels is some kind of heroic figure? Will the city of West Hollywood be granting her a medal of honor? Where will they be putting her statue? Perhaps in that open space behind the veteran’s memorial across from Barney Beanery?

  2. THIS ABSOLUTELY ADDS NO VALUE TO THE CITY OF WEST HOLLYWOOD.

    WE LOOK LIKE IDIOTS TO THE REST OF THE WORLD PANDERING TO THESE ATTENTION D-BAGS.

    YOU DON’T SEE BEVERLY HILLS KNOCKING ON THEIR DOOR? WHY? THEY KNOW THAT THIS IS NOT SERVING THE PEOPLE. IT’S SELF SERVING.

    1. For the same reason that they sat on their hands and did nothing about a vote for mayor, creating a mayor-by-default. There are no profiles in courage on the council. More than one are likely jockeying for future elective office and what they do now, and the alliances they form in the backrooms of partisan politics, matters. I also believe that more than one likely focus entirely on West Hollywood without an eye on the next step of political career development. This additional stunt (“Look at Me”) is pure political career development–as if it were ordered up by a political consultant/publicity machine. An aside–why am I the only person to ascribe my full name and identity to my posts?

  3. Working his way up the food chain at the city’s expense and integrity.
    Perhaps only Duran supporters will attend and then he can profess the HUGE attendance just like his role model DJT.

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