As Vogue feature story publishes, Avenatti calls on press to 'stop calling me a celebrity'

As Vogue feature story publishes, Avenatti calls on press to 'stop calling me a celebrity'
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Stormy Daniels's attorney and possible 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Michael Avenatti is urging the press to "stop calling me a celebrity."

Avenatti argued Tuesday on Twitter that he should not be compared to "a certain reality star who knew nothing about the law or government" — a clear reference to 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.

"To the press - [please] stop calling me a 'celebrity.' I am not one. I am a 18 yr lawyer that has successfully fought on behalf of Davids vs. Goliaths in complicated cases across the nation, including many involving constitutional law. I first started working on FISA issues in 1996," wrote Avenatti to his 713,000 followers in the first of two tweets.

"Falsely labeling me a 'celebrity' allows one to ignore my background and legal experience dealing with many complicated issues at the forefront of our society. It also allows for ridiculous comparisons to a certain reality star, who knew nothing about the law or government," he added.

The demand from the frequent cable news guest comes on the same day the 47-year-old lawyer is prominently featured in Vogue in a story titled "Stormy Daniels Isn't Backing Down." The story includes photos by famed celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz.

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Avenatti, who representing the adult-film star in her lawsuit against President Trump, launched his own political action committee (PAC) as he considers a possible presidential run in 2020.

“Looking forward to helping Dems take back the House and beyond in 2018. Too much is at stake. Go to http://www.thefightpac.org,” he tweeted last Friday.

At one point between March 7 and May 15 of this year, Avenatti gave 147 TV interviews on both cable and network television, or more than two interviews per day, according to the conservative Media Research Center.