Michael Cohen was denied an emergency restraining order against Michael Avenatti today.
U.S. District Judge James Otero determined Cohen wasn’t able to satisfactorily prove he would suffer “immediate, irreparable injury” and so decided against Cohen’s request.
The restraining order was essentially an attempt to shut Avenatti up, to keep him off talk shows and news programs. Each television appearance or Twitter revelation by Avenatti is another nail in Cohen’s coffin but Cohen failed to prove a need for a restraining order.
If Cohen hopes to win the Stormy Daniel’s case against Avenatti, he’s going to have to lawyer better.