Attorney Mark Geragos to defend heiress in ‘sex slave’ case

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LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 17: Attorney Mark Geragos speaks during a news conference after his client R&B singer Chris Brown was ordered to remain in jail without bail for allegedly violating his probation at Los Angeles Superior court on March 17, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The singer was arrested March 14, 2014 and […]

A high-profile lawyer linked to the Michael Avenatti extortion case has been cleared to represent a wealthy heiress charged in a sex-trafficking investigation.

Clare Bronfman told a judge on Thursday that she wanted Mark Geragos to defend against charges she was involved with a self-help group that kept sex slaves who were branded with the initials of a spiritual leader.

The judge let Geragos into the case after Bronfman assured him she wasn’t bothered by reports that the attorney was an unidentified co-conspirator in an alleged shakedown of Nike. Garagos wouldn’t comment as he left court.

Avenatti is the attorney best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels. He’s denied extortion charges announced earlier this week.

Geragos’ clients have included Michael Jackson, Colin Kaepernick and Jussie Smollett.

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