A new attorney for Michael Avenatti, the disgraced California attorney convicted earlier this month of extorting Nike Inc., said he plans to make Stormy Daniels’ credibility a central issue in an upcoming trial on charges that he stole from the adult film star and one-time client.

Thomas Warren, a partner with Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht, said Avenatti’s defense team would challenge inconsistent statements that Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, had made about her relationship with Avenatti, as well as money that she supposedly owed him for legal work he did on her behalf.

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