By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The porn star who catapulted Michael Avenatti to fame four years ago will get a starring role in a New York courtroom when prosecutors try to prove the California lawyer cheated her of $300,000 in book proceeds.

Stormy Daniels Hosts A Party At The Abbey
FILE PHOTO: WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 23: Stormy Daniels and attorney Michael Avenatti are seen at The Abbey on May 23, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tara Ziemba/Getty Images)

Stormy Daniels is the key witness in Manhattan federal court at Avenatti's third criminal trial in two years. Opening statements are scheduled for Monday.

Attorney Representing Some Of R. Kelly's Accusers, Michael Avenatti Holds News Conference In Chicago
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JULY 15: Attorney Michael Avenatti, representing some accusers of singer R. Kelly, details recent federal federal charges against the artist during a news conference at the Four Seasons on July 15, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Kelly has been charged with multiple sex crimes involving four women, three of whom were underage at the time of the alleged encounters. (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images)

He was convicted in Manhattan in early 2020 of trying to extort Nike of up to $25 million by threatening to tarnish the sportswear giant's reputation unless it met his demands.

Attorney Michael Avenatti Appears In Court For Hearing In Case Accusing Him Of Stealing Funds From Stormy Daniels
FILE PHOTO: NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 23: Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti speaks to the media outside of a New York court house after a hearing in a case where he is accused of stealing $300,000 from a former client, adult-film actress Stormy Daniels on July 23, 2019 in New York City. A grand jury has indicted Avenatti for the Daniels-related case and a second case in which prosecutors say he attempted to extort more than $20 million from sportswear giant Nike. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Last year, a mistrial resulted in California on charges he cheated clients there.

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