Attorney Michael Avenatti on "Morning Joe," May 9, 2018. (YouTube screen capture/MSNBC) | Avenatti Yet To Correct False Cohen Claim
11:05 PM 05/14/2018
Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for Stormy Daniels, has yet to correct false claims he made last week about two men who happen to share the same name as President Donald Trumps attorney, Michael Cohen.
In a seven-page dossier released May 8, Avenatti listed details of “possible fraudulent and illegal” payments to two Michael Cohens who are not the Trump attorney. One of the men lives in Israel; the other lives in Canada. The dossier included other legitimate payments made to the actual Trump attorney, who lives in New York City.
Avenattis Twitter feed still includes a link to his dossier. It includes no corrections about the payments.
The Canadian Michael Cohen sent an email to Avenatti asking him to publicly correct the “scurrilous rumors” about his payment, which he says was for consulting work he did for a company called Actuarial Partners.
“I would greatly appreciate it if you were to correct this error forthwith and make it known publicly that there is no connection between myself and Actuarial Partners and your action against the New York attorney with whom I share a name,” Cohen, who lives in Ottawa, said in an email to Avenatti.
“You are surely aware of the fact that this is an extremely common name and would request that you take care before involving innocent parries [sic] in this sordid affair,” Cohen continued, asking Avenatti to acknowledge receipt of his request.
But reached Monday, Cohen told The Daily Caller News Foundation he has heard “nothing at all” from Avenatti.
Avenatti has not addressed the errors in TV appearances he has made since releasing his report.
The lawyer did not respond to an emailed request for comment on the matter. Earlier on Monday, he threatened to sue two DCNF reporters who published an article about him on Sunday. Avenatti attempted to issue the threat “off the record” but did not secure the agreement of DCNF reporter Peter Hasson. (RELATED: Michael Avenatti Threatens To Sue Daily Caller News Foundation Reporters)
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