Michael Avenatti, who represents Stephanie Clifford, also known by her stage name Stormy Daniels, in a case against Donald Trump, has taken his Twitter feed private. His decision was announced following news that his new, yet-to-be-named client will soon bring new allegations and evidence of those allegations, against Brett Kavanaugh.
Taking his account private is a move aimed at preventing anyone from viewing his tweets and attacking him without being approved to follow his account. It’s not the first time the attorney, who has been very public in speaking out for his clients against prominent figures, has gone dark, and last time he named almost the exact same reasons.
In May, Michael Avenatti set his account to private, for what the Washington Times reports lasted less than a full day.
He said at the time that he was doing this because of the upcoming release of sensitive information and because he was dealing with too many bots and trolls on the site. However, the same evening he unlocked it again, tweeting an explanation.
I received nearly 4k requests today from people who want to follow. And over 481 e-mails. So I unlocked the account. Hopefully I will not regret this. #Basta
Now, just over 4 months later, with another client who is about to become very high-profile based on her allegations against a public figure, Avenatti has done it again. He made a brief announcement Tuesday morning.
I was just forced to make my account private because the bots and Trump trolls are out in full force due to my representation re Kavanaugh. I will change this back as soon as I am able.
While he didn’t cite the imminent release of sensitive information this time, Avenatti has already promised exactly that type of reveal. Within the next 36 hours Avenatti says there should be a new info available to the public.
Avenatti says his client’s identity will be disclosed, along with her allegations and new evidence against Brett Kavanaugh — but not until security measures are put into place for his client.
Avenatti hasn’t stated the allegations outright but he did ask for Kavanaugh to be questioned about any involvement in house parties where women, under the influence of drugs, were raped by multiple men.
Avenatti has previously described himself as being targeted for his representation of individuals whose cases could harm Trump politically. He’s currently promising evidence that could disrupt placement, before the midterm elections, of a Supreme Court nominee who could end up determining whether a sitting president can face indictment — a question Donald Trump has certain obvious interest in.