Yesterday, the world was laughing at Michael Avenatti.
To be fair, this isn’t all that unusual. Avenatti has been deservedly chastised time and again for this antics and publicity-hound hi jinx. The man is simply a walking billboard for the power of a law degree, (and the possible ease of which one can be attained), and has carved out his own niche in the game of political theater.
Yesterday, it looked as though he may have gotten “got” by infamous internet pranksters over at 4Chan, whose claim of setting up the “Creepy Porn Lawyer” went viral.
Today, those rumors have grown even murkier as Avenatti’s newest client has emerged.
Attorney Michael Avenatti on Wednesday named Julie Swetnick as his client who has made allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
In an explosive signed statement released by Avenatti, Swetnick said in the 1980s, she witnessed efforts by Kavanaugh and Mark Judge to get teenage girls “inebriated and disoriented so they could then be ‘gang raped’ in a side room or bedroom by a ‘train’ of numerous boys.”
“I have a firm recollection of seeing boys lined up outside rooms at many of these parties waiting for their ‘turn’ with a girl inside the room,” she said in the statement. “These boys included Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh.”
Swetnick alleged she became one of the victims of “one of these ‘gang’ or ‘train’ rapes.”
She did not allege that Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her.
Of course, this runs counter to Kavanaugh’s own claim that he was a virgin until well into his college years, and it also seems to be irritatingly inconsistent with the character witnesses provided by Kavanaugh’s team.
With a vote tentatively scheduled for Friday, we shall see if the celebrity lawyer’s claims are taken seriously.