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Insulting California lawyer Michael Avenatti During his incarceration, he filed a claim for misconduct against the Federal Bureau of Prisons, claiming to be allowed to read from only one source.
The $ 94 million claim, that is First obtained by CBS News, Who seeks $ 1 million a day to claim that he is placed in solitary confinement or lockdown, and claims to be allowed to read former President Trump’s book “The Art of the Deal.”
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Avenatti claims he was mistreated while in federal custody because of his comments from Trump and former Attorney General William Barr.
Under Federal Tort Claims ActDuring his detention at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan in 2020, Avenatti alleges that the federal government is responsible for the deliberate infliction of emotional distress, neglect of emotional distress, false imprisonment, false imprisonment and other acts.
Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma, an attorney representing Avenatti He said The filing was sent to the Bureau of Prison on Wednesday.
“We see this case as a complete abuse of the prison system to punish someone for criticizing the president,” Margulis-Ohnuma said in a statement to LBL.
“This claim is evidence that the government’s decision to place Mr. Avenatti in a state of torture has been made at the highest level,” the lawyer added. “Their treatment is not explained by any security concerns and represents a fundamental break from American values.”
CBS News reported: “The so-called Standard Form 95 is the first step toward a potential lawsuit against the government. If a settlement cannot be reached or the firm denies the claim within six months, Avenatti can file suit in federal court against the US FTCA.”
In December, it was reported that Avenatti, once a star in the media, is now a star Convicted felonA New York City Detention Facility in January 2020.
Avenatti, who represented porn star Stormy Daniels in a lawsuit against former President Trump Has been sentenced He was sentenced in July to 30 months in prison for trying to extort millions from Nike and under house arrest in California.
LBL reached out to the Federal Bureau of Prison but did not immediately respond.
LBL’s David Rutz and Edmund DeMarche contributed to this article.