Michael Avenatti has challenged Donald Trump Jr. to an MMA fight. The lawyer famous for representing porn star Stormy Daniels and discredited Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick told an NBC reporter he was challenging President Trump’s eldest son to a mixed martial arts fight for charity. Trump Junior didn’t respond, but the two have traded jabs on social media in the past—as has the president, who recently tweeted that Avenatti is a “total low-life.” Avenatti is being talked about as a possible Dem presidential candidate in 2020.
Julie Swetnick is facing an accusation of her own. The third woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of inappropriate sexual behavior is facing the accusation by her ex boyfriend that she threatened to kill their unborn child after he discontinued their relationship. The ex, Richard Vineccy, also told Fox News that Swetnick asked him to hit her on occasion. He also said that she never discussed her recently publicized allegation—one that has no evidence—that Kavanaugh and a friend orchestrated a gang rape ring and spiked punch bowls at house parties when they were teenagers. Swetnick’s lawyer, Michael Avenatti of Stormy Daniels porn star fame, dismissed Vineccy’s claims as just those of “an aggrieved ex boyfriend.”
—QUOTABLE: “Right after I broke up with her, she basically called me many times and at one point she basically said, ‘You will never, ever see your unborn child alive.’” -Vineccy on Laura Ingraham
The third Kavanaugh accuser is backing off her claims. In an interview with MSNBC, Julie Swetnick completely changed her story that Brett Kavanaugh and his friend would spike the punch at high school parties with grain alcohol and ringlead the gang rapes of drunk high school girls by “trains” of boys. Before, she claimed Kavanaugh and Mark Judge “made efforts to spike the punch” with drugs and alcohol. Her new story is that she saw the two standing next to the punch once. Before, she claimed the pair stood in line outside locked rooms waiting to take their turn in the “train rape” of girls. But now she says the boys were actually just standing around, and she only suspects that rapes were happening and that they were waiting.
—QUOTABLE: “I cannot specifically say that he was one of the ones who assaulted me, but before this happened to me at that party, I saw Brett Kavanaugh there, I saw Mark Judge there, and they were hanging about the area where I started to feel disoriented.” -Swetnick