Michael Avenatti says he's investigating an allegation that Tucker Carlson or members of his circle 'assaulted' a 'gay latino immigrant' at a club in Virginia
- Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti claims to be investigating allegations of assault against Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson or people in his inner circle.
- Avenatti said the assault took place at a club in Virginia last month.
- The alleged victim of the assault was a "gay Latino immigrant," Avenatti said.
- The video Avenatti tweeted of the event does not appear to show Carlson physically assaulting anyone.
- Avenatti made a call for additional witnesses to come forward.
Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti announced in a tweet Saturday that he was investigating an allegation of assault against Fox News host Tucker Carlson and possibly other members of his inner circle.
Avenatti wrote that the victim of the alleged assault is a "gay Latino immigrant" and that the incident occurred at a club in Virginia last month.Avenatti included a video with the tweet that he claims documents a portion of the alleged assault. The footage appears to show Carlson telling another man to "get the f--k out of here" while others seem to be trying to get Carlson and others in the room to calm down.
The video does not appear to show Carlson physically assaulting anyone.
At one point in the video, a man is heard saying, "There's no excuse for violence."
In a second tweet, Avenatti said, "We are attempting to locate additional witnesses and to identify those depicted in the video. In particular, we need assistance identifying the balding man who grabs the man seated at the bar. We anticipate charges being filed."
Avenatti has gained fame in recent months through his representation of the adult film actress Stormy Daniels, who was paid by President Donald Trump to stay quiet about an affair she says she had with Trump in 2006.
Avenatti also represented Julie Swetnick, a woman who leveled a bombshell allegation of sexual assault against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation process in September. Her allegations were called into question soon after.Avenatti's accusations against Carlson come at a time when the Fox News host is facing heightened attention because of rowdy protests that occurred at his home.
A spokesperson for Fox News did not immediately return a request for comment.
This story is developing and will be updated.
1/2 - We are investigating an alleged assault on a gay latino immigrant committed by T. Carlson and/or members of his inner circle at a club in VA in Oct. It likely includes underage drinking in violation of VA law. Link to a portion of the incident:https://t.co/QcbCRHrplP- Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) November 10, 2018
2/2 - We are attempting to locate additional witnesses and to identify those depicted in the video. In particular, we need assistance identifying the balding man that grabs the man seated at the bar. We anticipate charges being filed. Anyone with knowledge, pls contact us.- Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) November 10, 2018