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Tue Sep 25, 2018, 10:32 AM

I can understand why an assault victim would retain Avenatti now [View all]

Ordinarily I might hope they would use "the system" to bring their allegations forward. There is a built in element of "showmanship" (by design) in how Avenatti operates. In some ways a victim may appear more "credible" if they report their concerns about Kavenaugh directly to the Senate committee first, where his appointment to the Supreme Court is currently being considered.

But knowing how the Republican Party operates I can understand the Avenatti route instead. These women are being attacked, these women are being persecuted, and they are being defamed. They might want a pit bull watching their backs, and in their place I might well turn to Avenatti first myself. He knows how to move the game off of defense onto offense. And as they say, the best defense is often a good offense.

To any woman now stepping forward they put themselves at personal (and perhaps legal) risk. So much of what determines whose personal life and career is protected and whose is destroyed plays out today in the mass media and political realms. Avenatti fights in those realms. For these women a lot more is at stake now than whether the wrong Jurist gets promoted.

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