Fox News host Tucker Carlson released a statement over the weekend defending himself and his children against a criminal allegation publicized by left-wing attorney Michael Avenatti.
According to various reports, on October 13, at the Farmington Country Club bar in Charlottesville, Virginia, Carlson got into a verbal confrontation with Juan Granados, a left-wing activist.
In a video released by Avenatti, Carlson can be seen in control of himself as he repeatedly but sternly tells Granados, “You better get the fuck out of here.” At one point in the video, an unidentified man standing between Carlson and Granados, grabs Granados by the shirt and pushes him back and forth a little bit.
Just prior to the video coming on, Carlson admits his son threw a drink in Granados’ face.
Granados claims that all he did was say to Carlson’s daughter (without knowing who she was), “I can’t believe you’re having dinner with him.”
The “him,” of course, is Tucker.
In his statement, though, Carlson said after Granados called her a “whore” and a “cunt,” his daughter returned to the family table crying. This is when Carlson confronted the man.
“Toward the end of the meal, my 19-year-old daughter went to the bathroom with a friend,” he writes. “On their way back through the bar, a middle-aged man stopped my daughter and asked if she was sitting with Tucker Carlson.”
After she told the man Carlson was her dad, Granados allegedly lashed out at her calling her a “fucking cunt” and asking, “Are you Tucker’s whore?”
Carlson’s son left the table to confront Granados and after Granados admitted to calling her a “cunt,” Carlson writes, “My son threw a glass of red wine in the man’s face and told him to leave the bar, which he soon did.”
Tucker adds, “I love my children. It took enormous self-control not to beat the man with a chair.”
After a three-week investigation, Tucker says, Granados had his membership revoked and was tossed from the country club.