'An Absolute Pig': Michael Avenatti Demands Rudy Giuliani Be Fired for His Sexist Comments About Stormy Daniels
Michael Avenatti slammed President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani for his vile and sexist attack on Avenatti's client Stephane Clifford at a panel in Israel on Wednesday, during which the former New York mayor said he couldn't respect a woman who makes adult films.
"The business you were in entitles you to no degree of giving your credibility any weight," Giuliani said of Clifford, who is better known as porn star Stormy Daniels. "Explain to me how she could be damaged. I mean, she has no reputation. If you're going to sell your body for money, you just don't have a reputation."
Clifford is suing the president and his fixer Michael Cohen over a non-disclosure agreement she signed which was meant to keep her quiet about an affair she says she had with Trump.
Giuliani's comments about Clifford and sex workers more broadly were deeply misogynistic and play into repugnant and damaging tropes. For similar reasoning, sex workers of all types have often been dismissed when making sexual assault claims, and they have faced widespread abuse by the law enforcement.
“Mr. Giuliani is an absolute pig for making those comments,” said Avenatti in an interview with Anderson Cooper Wednesday night. "He's basically stating that women that engage in the adult film industry or other forms of pornography don't have reputations, they're not entitled to respect. ... He should be fired immediately by the president. And if the president doesn't fire him as his personal attorney, and condones this behavior, I think it's disgusting and an outrage."
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“Mr. Giuliani is an absolute pig for making those comments.” Stormy Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti says Rudy G… https://t.co/qvsdvPywxp— Anderson Cooper 360° (@Anderson Cooper 360°)1528332376.0