Avenatti Accuses Tucker Of Lying About Alleged Assault At Country Club: ‘You Were The Aggressor’

Avenatti Accuses Tucker Of Lying About Alleged Assault At Country Club: ‘You Were The Aggressor’

Tucker Carlson just can’t stay out of the news.

Earlier today, fame-hungry Stormy Daniels attorney and possible 2020 presidential candidate Michael Avenatti — someone Carlson has repeatedly referred to as the “creepy porn lawyer” — tweeted out a cell phone video while saying he was investigating “an alleged assault on a gay latino immigrant” committed by Tucker and his associates at a Virginia country club.

With Avenatti tweeting that he “anticipates charges being filed” and that he’s “attempting to locate additional witnesses,” Carlson released a lengthy statement stating that the man called his 19-year-old daughter a “whore” and a “fucking cunt,” causing his son to throw a drink at the man. Tucker also said it took a tremendous amount of restraint for him not to hit the man with a chair.

Below is the full statement:

“On October 13, I had dinner with two of my children and some family friends at the Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville, Virginia. Toward the end of the meal, my 19-year-old daughter went to the bathroom with a friend. On their way back through the bar, a middle aged man stopped my daughter and asked if she was sitting with Tucker Carlson. My daughter had never seen the man before. She answered: ‘That’s my dad,’ and pointed to me. The man responded, ‘Are you Tucker’s whore?’ He then called her a ‘fucking cunt.’

My daughter returned to the table in tears. She soon left the table and the club. My son, who is also a student, went into the bar to confront the man. I followed. My son asked the man if he’d called his sister a ‘whore’ and a ‘cunt.’ The man admitted he had, and again become profane. My son threw a glass of red wine in the man’s face and told him to leave the bar, which he soon did.

Immediately after the incident, I described these events to the management of the Farmington Country Club. The club spent more than three weeks investigating the incident. Last week, they revoked the man’s membership and threw him out of the club.

I love my children. It took enormous self-control not to beat the man with a chair, which is what I wanted to do. I think any father can understand the overwhelming rage and shock that I felt seeing my teenage daughter attacked by a stranger. But I restrained myself. I did not assault this man, and neither did my son. That is a lie. Nor did I know the man was gay or Latino, not that it would have mattered. What happened on October 13 has nothing to do with identity politics. It was a grotesque violation of decency. I’ve never seen anything like it in my life.”

Following the release of Carlson’s statement, Avenatti responded by calling the Fox News star a liar while claiming that he was both the “aggressor” and told the man to “go back from where you came from.” He additionally criticized Carlson for letting his underage daughter drink while accusing Tucker of being “intoxicated.”

The short video clip that Avenatti shared doesn’t show Carlson assaulting anyone, only showing Tucker yelling at someone else to “get the fuck out of here.” It also shows others in the room trying to get Carlson and others to calm down. One person could be heard saying “there’s no excuse for violence.”

The Fox News conservative primetime host has been in the news recently after an anti-fascist group protested outside his house. Carlson called the protest a “threat” while claiming the protesters cracked his front door and threatened to bring a pipe bomb, resulting in Fox News to issue a statement describing the incident as “reprehensible.”

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.