In a statement on Twitter, Fox News host Tucker Carlson claimed Sunday the man suing him and his son for assault called his 19-year-old daughter a “whore” and a “f****** c**t,” which prompted the confrontation. Michael Avenatti, who was representing Juan Manuel Granados in the legal fight against Carlson, said Sunday the latter’s statement regarding what transpired was an “absolute lie.”

Avenatti also later posted a statement from Granados, who he earlier identified as “a gay Latino immigrant” on Twitter.

On Saturday, the lawyer took to Twitter to share a video of the confrontation between Carlson and Granados. It showed Carlson, his son and an unidentified person confronting Granados, who seemed to be calmly sitting at the bar. In the tweet, Avenatti implored witnesses to come forward and help identify the “balding man that grabs the man seated at the bar.”

The statement by Carlson alleged Granados ran into his daughter and her friend Oct. 13 as they were walking back from the bathroom during a family dinner at the Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville, Virginia.

“On their way back through the bar, a middle-aged man stopped my daughter and asked if she was sitting with Tucker Carlson,” he said in the statement. “My daughter had never seen the man before. She answered: ‘That’s my dad,’ and pointed to me. The man responded, ‘Are you Tucker’s whore?’ He then called her a ‘f**king c**t.’”

Carlson said his daughter came back to the table in tears. Following this, he and his son went to the bar to confront the man, where the latter admitted to calling the girl profanities. Carlson said his son threw a glass of wine on Granados’ face, after which he left. The Fox News host added Granados' membership at the club was since revoked.

“I love my children. It took enormous self-control not to beat the man with a chair, which is what I wanted to do. I think any father can understand the overwhelming rage and shock that I felt seeing my teenage daughter attacked by a stranger,” Carlson stressed. “But I restrained myself. I did not assault this man, and neither did my son. That is a lie. Nor did I know the man was gay or Latino, not that it would have mattered. What happened on October 13 has nothing to do with identity politics. It was a grotesque violation of decency. I’ve never seen anything like it in my life.”

Avenatti took to Twitter on the same day and called Carlson’s statement a lie. The lawyer claimed Granados never admitted to anything, and the three were engaged in assault and battery.

Avenatti also published a statement from Granados on Twitter, and said, “I find it disgraceful that Tucker seeks to justify his behavior by falsely hiding behind his family.” According to the statement, Granados was an active member of the Charlottesville community and was involved with many charities and local organizations. He said he obtained his U.S. citizenship in late September.

According to a report on the Washington Examiner, Granados and his partner, Will Trinkle, filed a lawsuit against the Roanoke Athletic Club in 2012 after it revoked their family membership in 2012. Carlson and Avenatti have a rocky relationship since the latter took on Stormy Daniels’ lawsuit. Carlson’s often referred to Avenatti as "creepy porn lawyer" ever since the term was first used in a chyron for a debate on his show on Fox News “Tucker Carlson Tonight” in September.