Tucker in the Crosshairs of Alleged Assault, Flips the Script and Reveals What Accuser Did to His Daughter


In a response to an allegation that he assaulted a “gay Latino immigrant,” Fox News host Tucker Carlson says that the man actually accosted his teenage daughter at a Virginia country club and called her a “whore.”

The accusation comes from (of course) lawyer Michael Avenatti, who posted a video of Carlson telling someone to “get the f— out of here.”

Avenatti claimed that the video was the aftermath of an assault against the gay Latino man, and it didn’t take too much subtext to figure out why Avenatti would be claiming Carlson assaulted the man.

“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,” Avenatti tweeted Saturday. WARNING: Bad language ahead. Viewer discretion advised.

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“We are attempting to locate additional witnesses and to identify those depicted in the video,” he continued. “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.”

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Right, “we anticipate charges being filed,” just like Julie Swetnick. Avenatti, it must be noted, has clashed with Carlson before; the Fox News host has dubbed Stormy Daniels’ omnipresent counselor the “creepy porn lawyer.”

Perhaps not surprisingly, Carlson has a significantly different story regarding the video.

“On October 13, I had dinner with two of my children and some family friends at the Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville, Virginia,” Carlson said in a statement to The Hill.

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“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— c—.’”

“My daughter returned to the table in tears,” the statement continues. “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 ‘whore’ and a ‘c—.’ 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.

“Immediately after the incident, I described these events to the management of the Farmington Country Club,” Carlson continued. “The club spent more than three weeks investigating the incident. Last week, they revoked the man’s membership and threw him out of the club.

“I love my children,” he noted. “It took enormous self-control not to beat the man with a chair, which is what I wanted to do. I think any father can understand the overwhelming rage and shock that I felt seeing my teenage daughter attacked by a stranger.

“But I restrained myself. I did not assault this man, and neither did my son,” Carlson’s statement concludes. “That is a lie. Nor did I know the man was gay or Latino, not that it would have mattered. What happened on October 13 has nothing to do with identity politics. It was a grotesque violation of decency. I’ve never seen anything like it in my life.”

Avenatti, predictably, continued to go after Carlson on Twitter, claiming none of what Carlson said ever happened and that Carlson was intoxicated. (Carlson says he quit drinking over a decade and a half ago.)

At this point, I find it odd that anyone would believe a client of Michael Avenatti’s.

Between Stormy Daniels, Julie Swetnick and pretty much everyone he represents, it seems like the only kind of person who would choose Avenatti would be the sort of individual who knows they don’t have a case, but wants attention anyway.

After all, if the facts were really on one’s side, literally any lawyer would be better than Avenatti. We don’t know the facts here just yet, but what we do know is the creepy porn lawyer’s history.

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C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014.
C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014. Aside from politics, he enjoys spending time with his wife, literature (especially British comic novels and modern Japanese lit), indie rock, coffee, Formula One and football (of both American and world varieties).
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Catholic University of America
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