Michael Avenatti threatens to sue the Daily Caller for ‘lies and defamatory statements’
Michael Avenatti (MSNBC)

The combative attorney representing the adult film star known as Stormy Daniels has threatened to sue right-wing website Daily Caller a reporter for the publication claimed on Monday.

Peter Hasson posted what he claims is an email sent by attorney Michael Avenatti on Monday.

"Let me be clear. If you and your colleagues do not stop with the hit pieces that are full of lies and defamatory statements, I will have no choice but to sue each of you and your publication for defamation," the posted email read. "During that process, we will expose your publication for what it truly is."

The email suggested that the Daily Caller was carrying water for President Donald Trump by attacking Avenatti.

"So if I were you, I would tell Mr. Trump to find someone else to fabricate things about me," the email advised.

"If you think I'm kidding, you really don't know anything about me," the email continued. "This is the last warning."

Hasson published an article over the weekend stating that Avenatti’s past was “littered with lawsuits, jilted business partners and bankruptcy filings.”