Women of “The View” think that attorney Michael Avenatti should be disavowed if allegations of domestic violence are true.
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The Blaze reports:
During Thursday’s airing of the ABC show, co-host Whoopi Goldberg began talking about Avenatti’s arrest Wednesday on charges of felony domestic violence.
“If it proves to be true, then all bets are off,” Goldberg said.
TMZ broke the news Wednesday after Avenatti was arrested and posted $50,000 bail.
During a news conference, Avenatti vehemently denied ever striking a woman.
“I have never struck a woman. I will never strike a woman,” he said.
During the segment, co-host Sunny Hostin called Avenatti — porn star Stormy Daniels‘ attorney — a “friend to the show” and said that she was very disappointed to hear about the allegations.
“But you have a police spokesman saying that the victim had visible injuries. And he was arrested. $50,000 bail. That means that the officers had probable cause to arrest,” Hostin said. “And so, you know, we don’t know a lot. We don’t know who the alleged victim is. But if true, I’m so disappointed, I’m so disappointed. And I agree with you, we would have to disavow him. And he is a friend to the show, but you cannot abuse women.”
“If it proves to be true, I’ll disavow him. I think he should take a polygraph test, just to clear the air,” co-host Joy Behar said.
Co-host Abby Huntsman weighed in and compared the allegations against Avenatti to the allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Huntsman said that if the allegations are true, Avenatti “deserves to be raked through the coals.”
“[H]e’s been sort of this champion of the MeToo movement,” she explained. “Although, I will say the same thing that I said during the Kavanaugh investigation, that I am a true believer in due process. And what drives me crazy is the hypocrisy in these moments when it’s who you like [or] that you want to believe.”
She concluded, “I think if you believe in due process with Kavanaugh, you should also believe in due process with Michael Avenatti. It should be the same.”
“The world is watching,” Goldberg warned.