Michael Avenatti domestic violence: Stormy Daniels attorney alleged to have struck a woman living with him at his Los Angeles apartment after ‘kicking’ her out.
Also reinvigorating his recurring reign of the tabloid covers is Stormy Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti, following reports the ‘colorful’ attorney being arrested mid week after allegedly attacking a woman-at a Los Angeles apartment complex.
The incident according to TMZ led to Avenatti, 47, – a much affirmed woman’s right advocate leaving his victim’s face ‘swollen and bruised.’
The victim was not identified, with sources saying the afflicted woman was not his estranged wife, Lisa Storie-Avenatti.
Storie-Avenatti released a statement that said she was not the alleged victim of violence and she ‘has never known Michael to be physically violent toward anyone.’
We can confirm that today LAPD Detectives arrested Michael Avenatti on suspicion of domestic violence. This is an ongoing investigation and we will provide more details as they become available.
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) November 15, 2018
Michael Avenatti domestic violence: ‘She hit me first, This is bulls–t’.
When the LAPD first responded to the call on Wednesday, Avenatti could be heard saying ‘She hit me first, This is bulls–t,’ police sources told TMZ.
The victim ran out of the apartment building wearing sunglasses and saying on the phone, ‘I can’t believe you did this to me,’ according to the gossip site. ‘I’m going to get a restraining order against you.’
A source revealed the domestic incident occurring on Tuesday when Avenatti ‘kicked her out of the apartment.’
The LAPD confirmed the arrest on Wednesday night but stressed that the investigation has not concluded.
‘Detectives arrested Michael Avenatti on suspicion of domestic violence,’ the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement on Twitter. ‘This is an ongoing investigation and we will provide more details as they become available.’
To date the identity of the alleged victim remained unknown, with social media commentators speculating the woman may have been a potential love interest. TMZ later reported the ousted woman sharing the apartment with Avenatti.
Michael Avenatti domestic violence: Insists police investigation will vindicate him.
Upon being released from custody, Avenatti gave a press conference where he stressed that he, ‘had never struck a woman, and would never strike a woman,’ while reiterating he is an advocate for women’s rights.
Avenatti became a cable news fixture after Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, came forward with accusations about an affair with Trump.
Daniels has said she had an affair with Trump in 2006 — and was paid $130,000 to keep quiet about it. Trump has denied the former adult actress’s claims.
Wednesday’s arrest follows Avennati alluding that he was considering a run for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020. It remained unclear if the high profile attorney remained committed in his political aspirations.
BREAKING NEWS! Stormy Daniels Lawyer Michael Avenatti was arrested today for Domestic Abuse!
I thought he was a champion for women rights and safety ?
**RETWEET if you are not surprised & tag a Democrat, they wanted him to run for office. pic.twitter.com/XdMms8ZElT
— Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) November 15, 2018
CNN propped up Michael Avenatti.
Never forget that fact.
Always remember that fact.
The media CREATED HIM. He wasn’t particularly newsworthy. He wasn’t breaking stories.
He was a con man, but if you’re anti-Trump, the media props you up.
— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) November 15, 2018