ABC’s “The View” co-host Meghan McCain went rogue this week and argued that Americans “owe” adult film star Stormy Daniels an “apology.”
During a segment on the show, the panel began discussing the bombshell news that Daniels former attorney, Michael Avenatti, was indicted this week for defrauding and stealing $300,000 from her.
Avenatti’s anti-Trump stance landed him countless appearances on CNN, MSNBC, and even on “The View,” where he was constantly praised for his efforts to go after the president.
While discussing the entire ordeal, McCain insisted that “we owe Stormy Daniels an apology.”
“What this woman has been put through — she’s had lawyer after lawyer take advantage of her,” McCain added.
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg noted that Avenatti denies the allegations brought against him and claims that he simply “flew too close to the sun.”
“Seriously, man? That’s how you’re seeing this?” asked Goldberg.
Co-host Joy Behar replied by claiming that Avenatti “fooled” her.
After saying Avenatti is “facing 300 years” for his alleged criminal activity, McCain tore into the “Creepy Porn Lawyer” and said we all owe Daniels an apology.
On a serious note, I think we all owe Stormy Daniels an apology in the media.” McCain said that while she “was not fooled by him” and “thought he was a total con artist from day one,” she empathizes with Daniels.
What this woman has been put through, she has had lawyer after lawyer take advantage of her, men take advantage of her,” said McCain. “Her story is still very valid. Her relationship with President Trump — it’s one that we should know. I think all of us in the media… we owe Stormy Daniels an apology.
AVENATTI CHARGED WITH DEFRAUDING STORMY: The co-hosts react to lawyer Michael Avenatti being charged for allegedly stealing $300,000 from his former client Stormy Daniels. https://t.co/AeExrBrWkO pic.twitter.com/NHA9cG3R4X
— The View (@TheView) 24 мая 2019 г.
Daniels’ profile skyrocketed after she claimed last year that she had an affair with Trump in 2006.
Daniels has been locked in court battles with Trump and Michael Cohen, the president’s former personal attorney, over the nondisclosure agreement she signed in late 2016.
The president has vehemently denied the affair and has been fighting it out in court for years
Daniels has tried to sue Trump countless times, but she continues to lose in court.
Looking beyond his indictment this week, Avenatti has faced legal trouble of his own recently.
Earlier this year, he was arrested over domestic violence allegations. Before that, he was ordered to pay $4.85 million to his former law firm partner who he refused to pay for years.
It’s unclear what happens next in the Daniels-Avenatti saga, but most Americans probably disagree that Daniels deserves an apology.