- Porn star Stormy Daniels’s attorney is calling on President Donald Trump to fire his attorney, Rudy Giuliani.
- Avenatti is calling for Giuliani’s firing after comments he made about Daniels at an Israeli conference.
- Giuliani said Daniels has no credibility because she’s a porn star.
The attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels is escalating his latest battle with Rudy Giuliani, calling for President Donald Trump to fire his outside attorney after he said Daniels had no credibility because she was a porn star.
“If any atty for any Fortune 500 co. made the public comments that Giuliani did yesterday (which he affirmed this morning), they would be immediately fired,” Avenatti tweeted. “Giuliani must be fired by Mr. Trump NOW. Otherwise, it sends a message to the world that the comments are acceptable.”
Avenatti called for Giuliani’s firing in response to comments he made at the “Globes” Capital Market conference in Tel Aviv on Wednesday.
“I respect women – beautiful women and women with value – but a woman who sells her body for sexual exploitation I don’t respect,” Giuliani said. “Tell me what damage she suffered. Someone who sells his or her body for money has no good name.”
“If you’re going to sell your body for money, you just don’t have a reputation,” he said. “I may be old fashioned, I don’t know.”
Avenatti earlier called Giuliani a “misogynist” for the remarks, which he said were “disgusting and a disgrace.”
“His client Mr. Trump didn’t seem to have any ‘moral’ issues with her and others back in 2006 and beyond,” Avenatti tweeted Wednesday. Later that day, Avenatti called Giuliani “an absolute pig for making those comments” and said Trump should fire the former US attorney “immediately.”
Giuliani stood by his comments on Thursday, telling CNN that if you’re a feminist “and you support the porn industry, you should turn in your credentials. Asked if his views on feminism and porn were “antiquated,” Giuliani said, “I kind of like my view of it better.”
The controversy surrounding Daniels and the president centers on a $130,000 hush money payment Trump’s longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, facilitated to the porn star just weeks before the 2016 presidential election in an effort to keep her quiet about her allegation of a 2006 affair with Trump.
Cohen is now the focus of a criminal investigation in the Southern District of New York into whether he violated campaign-finance laws or committed bank fraud.
Daniels, meanwhile, is suing Cohen and Trump in California, seeking to void that nondisclosure agreement, and last month filed a motion to revive that lawsuit. On Wednesday, she filed a new lawsuit in California court alleging that he former attorney, Keith Davidson, who helped ink the hush money agreement, had betrayed her and became a “puppet” for Trump and Cohen while the attorney still represented her.
Giuliani and Avenatti, meanwhile, have gone back and forth with heated words for much of the last month.