Michael Avenatti tweets, then deletes, Fox News booker's phone number

Michael Avenatti inadvertently tweeted out a Fox News booker's phone number on Saturday, as he sought to hit back at the network's Tucker Carlson for an on-air rebuke.

The tweet from Stormy Daniels's attorney came after Carlson claimed on the Friday night taping of his show, "Tucker Carlson Tonight," that Avenatti had refused to appear on the program.

“We invited the creepy porn lawyer onto this show,” Carlson said. “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.”


That prompted a response from Avenatti on Saturday, who tweeted out a screenshot of an email exchange with Fox News booker Kelly McNally, according to the Observer.

"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," Avenatti tweeted at Carlson.

But in his initial tweet — sent about 2 a.m. Saturday — Avenatti neglected to redact McNalley's phone number. He soon deleted the tweet, and posted a new one with the number blacked out.

Avenatti is representing Daniels, an adult-film actress, in a lawsuit against President TrumpDonald John TrumpOver 100 lawmakers consistently voted against chemical safeguards: study CNN's Anderson Cooper unloads on Trump Jr. for spreading 'idiotic' conspiracy theories about him Cohn: Jamie Dimon would be 'phenomenal' president MORE and his personal lawyer Michael Cohen. That lawsuit seeks to void a nondisclosure agreement that bars Daniels from speaking publicly about an alleged affair with Trump.