Tuesday, 19 February, 2019

Michael Avenatti has been arrested - and TMZ has the sordid details

Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti arrested over domestic violence claim Stormy Daniels’ Attorney Michael Avenatti In Custody After Domestic Violence Allegations
Patty Aguilar | 15 November, 2018, 04:49

Avenatti and his wife filed for divorce in 2017.

Avenatti allegedly left a woman's face "swollen and bruised" after he kicked her out of an apartment, according to TMZ. The LAPD, when contacted by Deadline, confirmed Avenatti's arrest but had no further details.

Avenatti claimed during the Wednesday confrontation that his wife hit him first.

Both of these statements could very well be true, and Avenatti is entitled to due process and a presumption of innocence.

Mrs. Avenatti also expressed skepticism about the report, saying in a statement through her lawyer that her husband wasn't that kind of man. "I would never disrespect them by touching a woman inappropriately or striking a woman". "Ms. Storie-Avenatti was not subject to any such incident".

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'My client states that there has never been domestic violence in her relationship with Michael and that she has never known Michael to be physically violent toward anyone.

No one was available for comment at Avenatti's law office in Newport Beach, south of Los Angeles.

Avenatti, 47, has been a vocal critic of President Donald Trump in recent months and said in October he was "seriously considering" a run for the White House in 2020.

But today Stormy Daniels' lawyer is not looking so hot. Several Democrats said in the wake of Kavanaugh's confirmation that Avenatti and Swetnick's involvement damaged their efforts to prevent Kavanaugh's confirmation - a charge Avenatti denied. "We have not heard from his people, but while there is some kind of arrest and investigation to ensue, we're not going to step into that arena with him", said R. Christopher Di Mezzo, the party's communications director.

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