Attorney Michael Avenatti faces November trial in New York

Attorney Michael Avenatti faces November trial in New York
FILE - In this May 28, 2019, file photo, California attorney Michael Avenatti leaves a courthouse in New York following a hearing. Avenatti faces a November trial date on charges he tried to extort millions of dollars from Nike. The Nov. 12, trial date was set Tuesday, June 18 2019, by U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe at a pretrial hearing. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — California attorney Michael Avenatti faces a November trial date on charges he tried to extort millions of dollars from Nike.

The Nov. 12 trial date was set Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe at a pretrial hearing in Manhattan.

Avenatti participated by telephone, answering only that he could hear when the judge asked.

A hearing originally scheduled for Tuesday before another judge over allegations that he defrauded porn star Stormy Daniels was postponed.

Avenatti was charged in March with trying to extort up to $25 million from Nike, the sportswear company. He has pleaded not guilty.

Avenatti gained fame representing Daniels in her fight to be freed from a nondisclosure deal regarding an alleged affair with President Donald Trump.

He also faces federal fraud charges in California.

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This story has been corrected to say Avenatti was charged in March, not April.