Michael Avenatti on Sunday offered legal services to migrant parents who have been separated from their children at the southern border.
"If anyone knows of a parent that has had their child taken from them at the border and not returned, please have them contact me as I am entering this fight. This outrageous conduct must be brought to an immediate end," Avenatti said in a tweet.
If anyone knows of a parent that has had their child taken from them at the border and not returned, please have them contact me as I am entering this fight. This outrageous conduct must be brought to an immediate end. #Basta— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) June 17, 2018
Avenatti is currently representing adult-film star Stormy Daniels, who is suing President TrumpDonald TrumpRobert Gates says 'extreme polarization' is the greatest threat to US democracy Cassidy says he won't vote for Trump if he runs in 2024 Schiff says holding Bannon in criminal contempt 'a way of getting people's attention' MORE and his personal attorney Michael Cohen for defamation and to void a nondisclosure agreement that blocks her from speaking publicly about an alleged affair with Trump years ago.
Daniels was paid $130,000 by Cohen weeks before the 2016 presidential election to keep silent about the allegations.
The tweet comes as the Trump administration faces a growing backlash over its policy of separating migrant families who illegally cross the border.
Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTrump criticizes Justice for restoring McCabe's benefits McCabe wins back full FBI pension after being fired under Trump Overnight Hillicon Valley — Apple issues security update against spyware vulnerability MORE announced earlier this year that the Justice Department would prosecute all adults attempting to illegally cross the southern border into the U.S., resulting in the separation of their families.
Roughly 2,000 children have reportedly been separated from their families over the past six weeks.