FOX News host Tucker Carlson has been accused of assault by a client of attorney Michael Avenatti, who has been a thorn in the side of prominent Republicans since rising to stardom as the attorney for Stormy Daniels. Avenatti shared video over the weekend that shows an angry Tucker Carlson inside of a Virginia Country Club.
“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,” Avenatti wrote on Twitter.
“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.”
Carlson can be seen yelling on camera after an incident where Avenatti claims Carlson’s son threw wine on a “gay Latino immigrant.”
The FOX News personality admitted that his son threw wine on another man, but claims the incident happened after the man directed gross insults towards Carlson’s daughter.
Here is video that Avenatti shared:
Carlson responded in a statement to the Daily Mail. His statement read:
‘On October 13, I had dinner with two of my children and some family friends at the Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville, Virginia. Toward the end of the meal, my 19-year-old daughter went to the bathroom with a friend. On their way back through the bar, a middle aged man stopped my daughter and asked if she was sitting with Tucker Carlson. My daughter had never seen the man before. She answered: ‘That’s my dad,’ and pointed to me. The man responded, ‘Are you Tucker’s whore?’ He then called her a ‘f**king c**t.’
‘My daughter returned to the table in tears. She soon left the table and the club. My son, who is also a student, went into the bar to confront the man. I followed. My son asked the man if he’d called his sister a ‘wh**e’ and a ‘c**t.’ The man admitted he had, and again become profane. My son threw a glass of red wine in the man’s face and told him to leave the bar, which he soon did.
Of course, Avenatti had a response.
“@TuckerCarlson – your stmt about what transpired is an absolute lie. Your daughter nor your son were called those things. The man never admitted it. Your son committed assault and battery. You committed assault (learn the difference). Your friend” committed assault and battery (on video). You are the aggressor in the video as is your friend. The man at the bar sits there calmly. Numerous witnesses contradict your claim of innocence. Your daughter was drinking underage in a bar with your assistance and knowledge. You were intoxicated,” Avenatti continued.
“You told the man to “go back where you came from” before the video starts. And if you were so innocent, why didn’t you disclose it weeks ago as you recently did in connection with the protest at your home?”
The alleged victim also issued a statement through Avenatti.
The man on the receiving end of the wine splash to the face is allegedly named Juan. He had his membership revoked from the Country Club following the incident. Juan has been described as an immigrant from Argentina who is a board member of The Women’s Initiative in Charlottesville.
Carlson’s home was recently the target of an Antifa mob that shouted outside while his wife was in the home. He has previously never discussed this incident from the Country Club until Avenatti made it public knowledge.
And knowing Avenatti’s love of the spotlight, this story will likely not be going away anytime soon.