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Michael Avenatti to Face April 2021 Trial in Stormy Daniels Case

LOS ANGELES—Following a Tuesday afternoon federal court hearing, Michael Avenatti, the former lawyer for AVN Hall of Famer Stormy Daniels in her 2018 lawsuit against Donald Trump, is set to face trial starting April 26, 2021.  Avenatti is charged with swindling Daniels out of nearly $300,000. The money was paid to Daniels as her advance on royalties […]

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Biden/Harris Election Win May Not Be Good News for Sex Workers

LOS ANGELES—Former Vice President Joe Biden surpassed the 270-electoral vote threshold on Saturday, after four days of counting ballots in the 2020 presidential election, to become the apparent winner and President-elect of the United States. But while celebrations of Biden’s win broke out in cities across the country one group’s enthusiasm was more muted — sex workers. […]

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Backpage Co-Founder Michael Lacey Pens Screed Attacking Judge

LOS ANGELES—Facing trial in federal court on dozens of charges stemming from the 2018 seizure of Backpage.com, the online classified ad site he co-founded, Michael Lacey last week published an online screed attacking the federal judge who will preside over his trial. The trial, in which Lacey and co-founder James Larkin are co-defendants, is set to […]

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Alice Little Sues NV Gov. Sisolak Over Brothel Closure

LYON COUNTY, Nev.—Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has ordered all legal brothels closed for the forseeable future in response the COVID-19 Pandemic. Alice Little, a licensed sex worker operating out of a legal brothel in Lyon County, has instituted legal proceedings against Sisolak over his refusal to reopen the Silver State’s legal bordellos. The complaint can […]

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Backpage Judge Will Not Recuse Despite Being Married to State AG

LOS ANGELES—Facing a trial on a 93-count indictment on charges including money laundering and facilitating prostitution, the founders of the now-shuttered classified ad site Backpage last month demanded that the judge in the case step down. Michael Lacey, 70, and James Larkin, 69, accused the judge of bias because her husband is Arizona’s Attorney General, who […]

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