NEW YORK (AP) — A day after he was charged with trying to extort millions of dollars from Nike, attorney Michael Avenatti has launched a new public attack on the company.
In a string of tweets Tuesday, the lawyer accused Nike of "trying to divert attention from their own crimes."
Prosecutors say Avenatti approached Nike last week and threatened to expose rules violations involving an amateur youth team sponsored by the company unless it paid him up to $25 million.
Nike wouldn't answer questions but said it has been cooperating with a federal investigation into NCAA basketball for a year.
Avenatti rose to prominence representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in her legal battles against President Donald Trump.