Et Tu, Michael Avenatti?


When I read the news today that “Manhattan Madam” Kristin Davis had been subpoenaed by special counsel Robert Mueller I knew there would be some ignorant, whorephobic remarks coming right up on cable news. What I didn’t expect was that Stormy Daniel’s lawyer, Michael Avenatti, would be leading the charge. “Evidently the first choice for web designer had a headache,” he remarked on MSNBC.

Davis, incidentally, went to prison for her role in the Eliot Spitzer affair, is being subpoenaed by Mueller, according to TMZ. (You can’t make this stuff up.) “Davis worked for former Trump aide Roger Stone for a decade, and had numerous interactions with Stone and Andrew Miller — who ran Davis’ campaign for Governor and who was subpoenaed by Mueller a month ago,” the publication reported.

Avenatti is constantly on Twitter defending Stormy and her profession, which I have found endearing. But when I heard him make such a dumb joke about another sex worker I realized he was just another bloated gasbag littering our political life.

He clearly isn’t a true ally to sex workers. Unless you’re lining his pockets and getting him airtime on cable news, you’re apparently a joke to him. You’re a punchline. You don’t matter. He’s just as much of a hypocritical conman as Trump, and I’m starting to believe he would’ve represented Trump had he been asked.

Avenatti stands for nothing and no one except himself. I’ll be glad when his 15 minutes of famewhoring and grandstanding are over. But I’m glad we got a glimpse of who he truly is: a whorephobic, slutshaming, small minded asshole.

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