Jodi Arias sues former attorney for proceeds from his book

She's asking for all the money he made in his tell-all book about her trial.

Jodi Arias' allegations about her former defense attorney in a new lawsuit are almost as explosive as the testimony during her trial.

Now serving a life sentence for the savage murder of her ex-boyfriend, Arias is suing Kirk Nurmi for all the money he made on his tell-all book, "Trapped with Ms. Arias."

The complaint, filed in Maricopa County Superior Court, accuses Nurmi of unjust enrichment and breach of fiduciary duty.

It was filed by Karen Clark, the attorney who also filed an state bar complaint for Arias that resulted in Nurmi giving up his law license last year.

The lawsuit's allegations are explosive:

"Nurmi reveals his utter hatred of Arias in his book... His intention was to publish a book exposing her confidences and secrets for financial gain."

Some of the alleged details are lurid:

"Nurmi had a disturbing, sexual fascination with the case and with Arias."

After Arias objected to naked pictures of her being displayed in court, the lawsuit says: 

"Nurmi responded by ... telling her he had blowups made of some of the more graphic, naked pictures of her and hung them up in his office... Nurmi used one of the naked pictures as the screen saver on his personal computer in his office."

Nurmi declined to go on camera for this story. 

He issued a statement that says in part:

"Standing up to the abuse Ms. Arias imparted upon me over the years was an important part of my personal transformation and I will continue to fight this battle with vigor as I defend against

this lawsuit which is best viewed as a continuation of Ms. Arias' pattern of attacking men whom she feels have wronged her."

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