Michael Avenatti arrested on domestic violence charges
Anti-Trump attorney Michael Avenatti was reportedly arrested on charges of felony domestic violence that seriously injured his estranged wife.
According to a report in TMZ, the lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels and one of Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s less-credible accusers was taken into custody Wednesday after a confrontation “at an exclusive apartment building in the Century City area of L.A.”
“A law enforcement source says on Tuesday, Avenatti ‘kicked her out of the apartment’ and that’s when the alleged domestic violence occurred,” the celebrity-news site reported.
Lisa-Storie Avenatti then went back on Wednesday to retrieve her belongings but had the police on stand-by in case anything went badly, TMZ reported.
“We’re told during today’s confrontation the woman ran out of the apartment building and was on the sidewalk on her cellphone with sunglasses covering her eyes, screaming on the phone, ‘I can’t believe you did this to me,’” TMZ wrote.
Mr. Avenatti physically showed up five minutes later and was running after Mrs. Avenatti, yelling at her.
TMZ reported that Mr. Avenatti yelled “She hit me first” and “this is bull---t, this is f---ing bull---t.”
He was reportedly taken into custody after a several-minute conversation with police ina corner of the apartment lobby.
According to TMZ, Mrs. Avenatti’s facewas “swollen and bruised” and both her cheeks had “red marks.”
The Avenattis were married in 2011, but Mr. Avenatti filed for divorce in 2017.