Michael Avenatti is not backing down from his claim that he has a client who promised to release “detailed allegations” against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh about his participation in gang rapes while he was in high school.
“I made the determination she was 100 percent credible well before Sunday night,” Avenatti, who also represents porn star Stormy Daniels and was warned by a federal judge that Daniels’ defamation suit would be thrown out due to his publicity stunts, told Politico Tuesday.
“We’ve received over 3,000 inquiries in the last six months from people with all kinds of crazy stories and fabrications. I’ve heard it all. I’ve seen it all. Like we don’t vet clients. Give me a break,” he added.
Avenatti promised Monday that his client would publicly reveal the allegations against Kavanaugh within 48 hours, shortly before President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee is set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, but he seemed to backtrack on his claim in a Tuesday morning tweet when he hinted that his client might not come forward.
“Let me be clear: We will disclose the client’s name and accusations only when SHE is ready and we have adequate security measures in place. And not a moment before that,” Avenatti tweeted before he locked public access to his Twitter account. “It is her choice and hers alone as to when to surface bc it is her life. We expect it within the next 36 hrs.”
Avenatti, who has toyed with running for the presidency in 2020 as a Democrat, also asked the Senate Judiciary Committee to investigate quotes in Kavanaugh’s high school yearbook to prove the Supreme Court nominee “gang-raped” women.
On Sunday, Avenatti sent an email to Mike Davis, chief counsel for Nominations for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, claiming he had evidence proving Kavanaugh and his high school classmate Mike Judge went to house parties where they “would participate in the targeting of women.”
“We are aware of significant evidence of multiple house parties in the Washington, D.C. area during the early 1980s during which Brett Kavanaugh, Mark Judge, and others would participate in the targeting of women with alcohol/drugs in order to allow a ‘train’ of men to subsequently gang rape them,” Avenatti’s email to Davis reads.
The 2020 presidential hopeful also released information about a third woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, but as with Avenatti’s other claims, he has produced no evidence as of Wednesday morning to back them up.
Kavanaugh, in response to the allegations against him, publicly stated he was a virgin in high school and for many years after and is willing to say that under oath.