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Tucker Carlson slams Left's past fawning over 'creepy porn lawyer' Michael Avenatti after he's jailed for 30 months

TUCKER Carlson slammed the Left's past fawning over "creepy porn lawyer" Michael Avenatti after the attorney was jailed for 30 months.

Avenatti, who rose to fame as Stormy Daniels' lawyer, was sentenced on Thursday for trying to extort Nike after "becoming drunk on power."


Avenatti, 50, is also still facing charges related to cheating porn star Daniels out of hundreds of thousands of dollars when he represented her in cases against former President Donald Trump.

During Carlson's Thursday night show, he ranted about how Left-leaning media outlets made Avenatti out to be a hero in the past.

"We called him the creepy porn lawyer because he was," Carlson said. "But over at CNN, they called him something different.

"They called him a future president," the Fox News host said, before playing a series of clips of CNN, MSNBC, and Stephen Colbert where the hosts praised the lawyer.

"Those were not cable news clips, that was an IQ test and everybody on that tape failed miserably," the host quipped.



"Do not issue them driver's licenses. They're not capable."

He went on the point out that during a single week in March of 2018, "MSNBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, and NBC News interviewed the creepy porn lawyer a total of 147 times!"

Carlson then played a clip of his own interview with Avenatti, where he accused the lawyer of exploiting Daniels.

"Why are you rich and your client is working in seedy strip clubs?" Carlson asked the lawyer during an especially hostile sit-down.

Avenatti clapped back that Carlson had no idea how much money he was making.

Carlson piled on by insisting that he knows the lawyer was on every cable show, wasn't paying taxes, and was "posing as a feminist hero" in the Daniels case.

On Thursday, Avenatti got choked up in court when he was found guilty of trying to extort Nike to the tune of $25million.

According to evidence presented at his trial, Avenatti told Nike lawyers that he would publicly claim the company illegally paid players.

Avenatti asked for Nike to pay his client, youth basketball coach Gary Franklin, $1.5million and guarantee $15 to $25million for an internal investigation in exchange for not going public

He also reportedly asked for $12million for himself and another attorney.

"I am truly sorry for all of the pain I caused to Mr Franklin and others," the lawyer cried during court.

He added: "I dreamed about becoming a lawyer. About becoming a trial lawyer. About doing good, and about pursuing and achieving justice.

"For years I did just that, but then I lost my way. I betrayed my own values, my friends, my family, and myself.

“I betrayed my profession. I became driven by the things that don’t matter in life."

U.S. District Judge Paul G. Gardephe called Avenatti’s conduct "outrageous."

He said the attorney "had become drunk on the power of his platform, or what he perceived the power of his platform to be."

In addition to the recent sentencing, Avenatti faces the start of a fraud trial next week in California.

A separate trial in Manhattan, where he is charged with cheating Daniels out of hundreds of thousands of dollars, will begin next year.

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