“But also, People criticize — and I think you guys did, Michael Cohen for threatening a reporter or threatening someone,” Lemon told Avenatti. “Do you think that behavior is similar? That you’re threatening a reporter?”
“No,” Avenatti answered. “I think you’re talking apples and oranges.”
“Why? Why is that?” Lemon asked.
“My e-mail is no different than a cease and desist or a traction type e-mail or letter that is received by numerous media organizations on a consistent basis,” Avenatti elaborated, “and there is nothing wrong with that.”