Stormy Daniels Lawyer Criticizes '60 Minutes,' Calls CBS a 'Conservative Network'

April 5, 2018

Stormy Daniels' lawyer said Wednesday that CBS was a "conservative network" while criticizing "60 Minutes" for airing only a small portion of his client's interview about her alleged affair with Donald Trump.

Daniels, an adult film actress whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, has claimed she had sex with Trump in 2006 and received a $130,000 hush payment in 2016. She told "60 Minutes" she was threatened to remain silent about the affair in 2011.

"You say there's more to this story than what we've already heard. Like what?" NBC host Megyn Kelly asked him.

"Well, when she sat for that interview, it actually lasted over two hours in length," Avenatti said. "The portion that the American public saw was only about 14 or 16 minutes of actual interview time."

"But had it been newsworthy, '60 Minutes' would have put it on the air," Kelly said.

"Well, '60 Minutes' and CBS, they're a conservative network," he said. "I mean, there's a lot of information that was said during that interview that did not make it into the final '60 Minutes.'"

"Conservative like high-brow, you mean. You don't mean politically conservative," Kelly said.

"No, I mean that they play it very close to the vest. For instance, she can describe the president's genitalia in great detail," Avenatti said, to laughter and gasps from the audience.

Kelly jokingly covered her eyes, saying, "We don't need to hear that."