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Texas School Official Suspended Over Profane Tweet To Lawyer

September 25, 2018 - 1:23 pm

ARLINGTON (AP) -  A private school in North Texas has suspended an administrator who posted a profane online message criticizing the attorney who represents porn actress Stormy Daniels.

The Oakridge School in Arlington said in a statement Monday that it indefinitely suspended Butch Groves for conduct deemed "unacceptable.''

Groves in a tweet Sunday made derogatory comments about lawyer Michael Avenatti, saying at one point that he's a "lying piece of (expletive).''

Avenatti responded by identifying Groves as a top administrator with the school.

Efforts to reach Groves on Tuesday for comment were unsuccessful.

Avenatti is representing Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, in a defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump.

Daniels has said she had sex once with Trump in 2006 and carried on a platonic relationship with him for about a year.