The women of "The View" seemed rather skeptical of one certain aspect of porn star Stormy Daniels' Sunday night interview with host Anderson Cooper.
Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti, was a guest on Monday's show, and several of the daytime talk show's co-hosts took him to task over one specific part of his client's "60 Minutes" interview.
The women had concerns with Daniels' account of an alleged incident in 2011 which Daniels was reportedly physically threatened for talking about her alleged affair with President Donald Trump.
In the interview, Daniels said that she was approached in a parking lot by a man who warned her not to publicly discuss the purported relationship. Here's what Daniels said, according to a transcript of the Sunday night interview:
I was in a parking lot, going to a fitness class with my infant daughter. T-- taking, you know, the seats facing backwards in the backseat, diaper bag, you know, gettin' all the stuff out. And a guy walked up on me and said to me, "Leave Trump alone. Forget the story." And then he leaned around and looked at my daughter and said, "That's a beautiful little girl. It'd be a shame if something happened to her mom." And then he was gone.
What happened on 'The View'?
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg welcomed Avenatti to the show and said of the interview that "people thought there was going to be a smoking gun."
"Did we miss something?" she asked.
"That is a big, big accusation, and she stands behind it," Avenatti said of his client's story. "I think it’s a big deal. And I think that people that are saying we didn't really learn much during the episode or during the interview, they're really not focused on what happened."
Co-host Meghan McCain weighed in and took it a step further by asking if there's actual evidence of this alleged interaction between Daniels and an unnamed man.
"Does that mean you have evidence that he's attached to this threat, though?" McCain asked.
She added, "[Daniels] didn’t file a police report. It’s nebulous. ... But do you have evidence that shows that [Trump lawyer Michael Cohen] either sent someone or he himself threatened your client?"
Avenatti said that he did not have "direct evidence yet," but was adamant that "at the end of this case, we will."
Co-host Joy Behar even seemed to struggle with Daniels' account of the alleged incident.
"Are there phone records or cameras or anything like that that would help you?" Behar asked. "There must be something."
Avenatti responded in the affirmative, but noted that they were only "in the beginning stages of getting to the bottom of this."
"Again, this could have only come from one place and one place only," he added. "It doesn’t make sense otherwise."