Michael Avenatti became a household name this past year as he very publicly decided to represent Stormy Daniels, a porn star, in a massive defamation lawsuit against current President Donald Trump. Now, recent reports claim that Avenatti has been taken into police custody under the suspicion of domestic violence.
On November 13, Avenatti was booked by the Los Angeles Police Department on a felony domestic violence charge. Authorities confirmed that the ordeal happened at a residence on the 10000 block of Santa Monica Boulevard. Further details about the event have been closely guarded by police. The security guards working at the luxury apartment building refused to comment on the event to media organizations, and the Los Angeles Police Department also declined to elaborate on anything involving Avenatti’s arrest.
The suspect was later released on a $50,000 bail. He spoke to news organizations about his charges. He adamantly denied being violent or abusing anyone. He praised the professionalism of the police officers who handled his case. He explained, “they were only doing their jobs in light of the completely bogus allegations against me.”
Court records show that Lisa Storie-Avenatti filed for divorce from the suspect on November 27th of last year. Initial reports from TMZ suggested that Lisa could be the potential victim, but the suspect’s lawyer publicly stated that such reports are false. Avenatti’s lawyer explained that Lisa was not at the suspect’s residence on the night in question. Avenatti’s ex-wife, who had a relationship with him for over 26 years, released a statement regarding the event. Following her attorney’s advice, she said, “he has never been abusive to me or anyone else.”