Dershowitz Rips Stormy Daniels' Lawyer Over 'Taped Conversations' Claim, 'Nonsense' Predictions
'Have him on your show. Confront him.'
Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz said Monday that Michael Avenatti, the attorney for Stormy Daniels, must be called out on his "nonsense" claims.
Referred to as "the creepy porn lawyer" by Tucker Carlson, Avenatti now claims to have knowledge about more taped conversations between President Trump and his former lawyer, Michael Cohen.
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Daniels alleges she had an affair with Trump and that she was paid $130,000 by Cohen to stay quiet about it in 2016. On Friday, Fox News reported Cohen recorded a conversation with Trump before the election in which they discussed possible payments to a former Playboy model who also claimed she slept with Trump.
In the ABC News interview, Dershowitz demanded Avenatti explain how he could have access to the alleged tapes, which would have been part of evidence seized by law enforcement during a raid on Cohen's properties.
"Alan, I am not going to answer your question because I don't have to," Avenatti responded.
Dershowitz told Carlson that Avenatti continued to deflect questions about Avenatti's claim.
He said Avenatti has thus far not been proven correct in any of his major predictions, including one in which he "guaranteed" Trump would resign.
"It's total nonsense," he said.
Dershowitz said he himself accurately predicted Trump's "travel ban" case would be held up by the Supreme Court.
"Confront him," Dershowitz told Carlson, asking him to host a segment with the two attorneys.
Carlson said he has tried to book Avenatti many times in the past to no avail.
"This is the only show he won't do," said Carlson.
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