Stormy Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti dropped a major bombshell during an appearance on Morning Joe on Friday, saying that his client was “physically threatened” to remain silent in 2016 about her affair with Donald Trump.
The exchange started when Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinzki asked Avenatti, “Was she threatened in any way?”
Avenatti responded: “Yes.”
“Was she threatened physical harm?” Brzezinski asked.
“Yes,” Avenatti replied.
Avenatti continued: “I think it will become apparent to people when they tune in to 60 Minutes … the details related to the threat.”
JUST IN: Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti tells @Morning_Joe that his client has been “physically threatened.”
“I think it will become apparent to people when they tune in to 60 minutes … the details related to the threat.” pic.twitter.com/l3xGXjciS4
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) March 16, 2018
60 Minutes will air the Stormy Daniels interview on March 25. There were reports that Donald Trump and his personal attorney Michael Cohen were seeking to block the network from airing the interview, but that is not likely to happen.
Donald Trump’s Stormy Daniels problem just got a whole lot worse. Avenatti claims that they have been “approached by six separate women with similar stories to my client.” He said his office is in the process of verifying the claims made by these women.