Mark Geragos is DROPPED by CNN after he was named in Michael Avenatti extortion ...

Celebrity attorney Mark Geragos is DROPPED by CNN after he was named as a co-conspirator in Michael Avenatti extortion case against Nike CNN dropped celebrity lawyer Mark Geragos as a network contributor on Monday, after he was named in an extortion case involving Michael Avenatti  On Monday celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti was charged with extortion for allegedly trying to extort $25M from Nike   Court papers listed a second defendant as a cooperating witness that was named to be Geragos by the Wall Street Journal  Geragos is famous for representing high profile clients including Michael Jackson, Colin Kaepernick, and Jussie Smollett  This month he appeared on CNN to defend his client Empire actor Smollett  The 61-year-old attorney is yet to comment on the case  

By Marlene Lenthang For Dailymail.com

Published: 04:13 GMT, 26 March 2019 | Updated: 04:19 GMT, 26 March 2019

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Celebrity attorney Mark Geragos was dropped from CNN after he was identified as a co-conspirator in an extortion criminal case involving fellow celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti.

A spokesperson for the network said Geragos, who has represented high-profile clients including Jussie Smollett, Colin Kaepernick, and Michael Jackson, is 'no longer a CNN contributor' – but failed to give a reason explaining why, as per The Wrap.  

He was cut from the network Monday evening hours after his reputation came under fire when he was named as the unidentified co-conspirator listed in court papers filed Monday that charged Avenatti with extortion. 

CNN dropped celebrity lawyer Mark Geragos as a network contributor on Monday, after he was named in an extortion case involving Michael Avenatti

On Monday celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti was charged with extortion for allegedly trying to extort $25M from Nike

CNN dropped celebrity lawyer Mark Geragos as a network contributor on Monday evening, after he was named in an extortion case involving Michael Avenatti and Nike 

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