'Like Heck He's Gonna Debate Me!': Giuliani Calls Out 'Left-Wing TV Star' Attorney Michael Avenatti
President Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani slammed "left-wing TV star" Michael Avenatti during an appearance on "Hannity" on Wednesday.
Avenatti is representing adult film star Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against President Trump and his attorney over a non-disclosure agreement related to her alleged 2006 affair with Trump and a $130,000 payment she received to keep quiet about it.
Avenatti has been interviewed at least 147 times on broadcast and cable news shows in recent weeks, according to the Media Research Council, frequently making accusations toward Trump's longtime attorney Michael Cohen.
Giuliani noted that Avenatti had been trying to join the criminal case in New York against Cohen. But during a hearing on Wednesday, federal Judge Kimba Wood said Avenatti would have to first stop his “publicity tour.”
After the hearing, Avenatti withdrew his motion to intervene -- at least until the court rules on whether Daniels is allowed to participate in the case.
"She threw him out of court," Giuliani told Sean Hannity. "He doesn't belong in a New York court. He's not ethical enough. You know why? 'Cause he's a big liar."
Giuliani noted that Avenatti took to Twitter to suggest they have a debate.
I think it would be very helpful for the public to witness a discussion between Mr. Giuliani and me concerning the facts of the case, etc. I am willing to participate on any network provided both sides are provided a fair shake. I am also willing to do it on 12-hrs notice.
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) May 8, 2018
"Like heck he's gonna debate me!" Giuliani said. "He should go debate in some gin mill."