Michael Avenatti, the high profile critic of President Trump and lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels, was arrested in Los Angeles for an alleged domestic violence charge.
Avenatti is denying the allegation.
Avenatti, who has denied the allegations, was booked Wednesday afternoon on a felony domestic violence charge after police took a report on Tuesday of the alleged incident. He was released on $50,000 bail.
Police say the incident occurred at a residence on Santa Monica Boulevard near Beverly Hills, according to BuzzFeed News.
The identity of the victim of the alleged abuse was not immediately clear. The celebrity gossip website TMZ initially said that Avenatti’s estranged wife, Lisa Storie-Avenatti, was involved, but it backed off its reporting after her attorneys issued a denial.
Avenatti is denying the allegation and is blaming Jacob Wohl for the arrest.
Michael Avenatti, the embattled lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels, said Thursday he’s “coming for” Jacob Wohl, hinting that the far-right conspiracy theorist might be behind his arrest for alleged domestic violence.
“First Mueller and now me,” Avenatti tweeted. “When we are fully exonerated I am coming for you Jacob Wohl aka Surefire.”
Avenatti was using his high profile status with Democrats and the media to advance a run for president in 2020.
However, two Democrat events in Vermont were canceled after his arrest.
The Burlington Free Press reports:
Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti’s appearances in Vermont this weekend have been canceled following reports of his Wednesday arrest in Los Angeles on suspicion of domestic violence.
Vermont Democrats, who planned to host two events with the lawyer Friday and Saturday, will refund ticketholders, said R. Christopher Di Mezzo, the party’s communications director, on Wednesday evening. Avenatti has said he would pursue the Democratic Party nomination for president in 2020.
Avenatti’s porn star client said she will no longer have him represent her if the domestic violence allegations are found true.
Porn star Stormy Daniels on Thursday said she is holding off on making judgments about the “serious and very troubling” domestic violence allegations that led to the arrest of her controversial attorney Michael Avenatti, and urged the rest of the public to likewise not rush to conclusions.
But Daniels also warned that she will drop Avenatti as her lawyer if these allegations “prove true.”
Avenattti was made a hero by the left-wing media for his attacks against President Trump. We’ll see how the left-wing media responds if he is found guilty of domestic violence.