News & Opinion | July 2, 2018 10:03 am

Michael Avenatti Turns Down Initial Guest Spot on Sean Spicer’s New Show

Stormy Daniels' lawyer declined a $2,500 offer for interview with Trump's former press secretary.

Michael Avenatti
Michael Avenatti is facing multiple charges of extortion. (Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/ Getty)
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Michael Avenatti, famous for being Stormy Daniels’ lawyer, reportedly turned down a $2,500 offer to tape an interview with former White House press secretary Sean Spicer. Avenatti was asked to be a guest on the pilot of Sean Spicer’s Common Ground, which will be shot sometime in July. Avenatti has been one of President Trump’s most consistent critics.

“We’d be so honored to have you join us,” Julie Zann, talent executive at Pilgrim Media Group, e-mailed Avenatti, according to Page Six. “We can offer a $2,500 honorarium for your time.” Zann offered to provide travel, hair, makeup and “detailed topics in advance,” but Avenatti rejected the offer. Kathy Griffin, the comedian who received intense backlash last year for posting with what looked like Trump’s severed head, refused as well.

“I have an enormous amount of respect for your group’s work. Unfortunately, however, I can’t say the same about Sean’s,” Avenatti wrote, according to Page Six. “Suffice it to say that I’m not interested in helping Sean sell his new show.”