Fox News Calls Michael Avenatti 'Creepy Porn Lawyer' on Chyron During Tucker Carlson Interview

Fox News labeled Michael Avenatti, the lawyer of adult film star Stormy Daniels (real name Stephanie Clifford,) as "creepy porn lawyer" during a volatile interview with Tucker Carlson on Thursday evening.

Both Avenatti and Carlson have been taking swipes at each other over the past few weeks, with the Fox News host repeatedly referring to the attorney as "the creepy porn lawyer"—a term that has become Carlson's favorite nickname for Avenatti.

And when Avenatti appeared on Carlson's show last night, the host decided to resurrect the offensive nickname as the two butted heads while talking about the alleged affair between President Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels.

During the interview, the lower-third chyrons on the screen referred to Avenatti as a "Creepy Porn Lawyer." The ticker during the heated 12-minute discussion included "Creepy Porn Lawyer Toying with 2020 run," "Does America Want Creepy Porn Lawyer as Pres?" and "Stormy's Lawyer as Creepy Porn President?"

As he ended the segment, Carlson also used the label face-to-face with Avenatti while bidding him goodbye. "Creepy porn lawyer, great to see you," the host said.

Avenatti took to Twitter immediately after the interview to criticize Carlson for his disrespectful behaviour.

"After he told me that he was not going to engage in 'name calling.' This is why so many people correctly conclude that @TuckerCarlson is a liar, just like Trump," he wrote, alongside a link to a photo of the chyron.

The interview marked Avenatti's first time appearing on Carlson's show, where he discussed his client Stormy Daniels's lawsuit against Trump and his own potential presidential run.

At one point, Carlson asked Avenatti to describe the injury to Stormy Daniels that Trump allegedly caused and whether he believed that the president was morally obliged to disclose the details of their affair to the public.

Tucker explained: "As far as I know, this was a consensual sexual relationship, and yes I believe it occurred, I don't know that but it seems like it did. But it seemed consensual and she was paid at the end of it. I feel that you and others were exploiting her. So I feel bad for her. I'm wondering what the injury is for her."

Avenatti said: "The injury is that the agreement that was entered into was not adhered to by Michael Cohen and Donald Trump. They did not fulfil their end of the bargain. Now do you want to talk about the injury to the American people? The injury is that he and Michael Cohen and others, lied to the American people and covered up the $130,000 payment and violated campaign finance laws."

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Fox News referred to Michael Avenatti using "creepy porn lawyer" as the tag during the attorney's interview on Tucker Carlson's show Thursday evening. Screenshot
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