Fox News’s Tucker Carlson tore into Stormy Daniels’s lawyer on Friday night, saying that Michael Avenatti turned down an invitation to appear on Carlson’s show and calling Avenatti a “creepy porn lawyer.”
Avenatti, who is representing Daniels in her lawsuit against President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump defends indicted GOP congressman House to vote Thursday on holding Bannon in contempt Youngkin calls for investigation into Loudoun County School Board amid sexual assault allegations MORE and his personal attorney for defamation and seeking to void a nondisclosure agreement about her alleged affair with Trump, has appeared frequently on CNN and MSNBC.
“We invited the creepy porn lawyer onto this show,” Carlson said Friday. “We called his office — or what he said was his office. It may have been a booth at a Wendy’s in Passaic, maybe a White Castle — you never know. In any case, he turned us down flat. Too bad.”
Avenatti responded to the segment by posting a screenshot of an email exchange with Carlson’s senior booker, in which he does decline an invitation to "Tucker Carlson Tonight," and asked instead for Sean Hannity’s staff to reach out to him.
“Stop lying to your viewers,” Avenatti said in the tweet. “You did not invite me on your show Fri night. It never happened. You invited me on Wed and I responded within 3 minutes (see below). I then never heard back. Again — pls have Sean’s EP reach out to me. And try honesty next time.”
.@TuckerCarlson - Stop lying to your viewers. You did not invite me on your show Fri night. It never happened. You invited me on Wed and I responded within 3 minutes (see below). I then never heard back. Again – pls have Sean’s EP reach out to me. And try honesty next time. pic.twitter.com/hNVlQJFvuQ— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) May 12, 2018
Avenatti recently challenged Fox News host Sean Hannity to a “face-off."
He was also criticized by Fox News host Martha MacCallum for canceling an appearance on her show.
“Maybe when Jeff Zucker tires of him over at CNN, he will reconsider our offer,” Carlson said. “That won’t be long. We’d enjoy it.”
Carlson on Friday also criticized Avenatti’s appearance, and pressed Democratic strategist Julian Epstein on whether he thought Avenatti was "creepy."
“Picture yourself standing in your kitchen at night, getting one last glass of water from the kitchen sink, and you look out into the backyard there’s creepy porn lawyer,” Carlson said. “How do you respond?”
“Well, I live in an apartment building so I don’t think I’d be able to see him,” Epstein responded.