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Michael Avenatti Arrested On Suspicion Of Domestic Abuse

Filed under: General — Dana @ 9:12 pm

[guest post by Dana]

I wish I were surprised by certain events instead of just cynically nodding my head as if this were business as usual…

Michael Avenatti, attorney for porn actress Stormy Daniels, is alleged to have been involved in a domestic violence incident in Los Angeles:

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels, has been arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of domestic violence, police said.

The celebrity attorney was arrested around 2 p.m. Wednesday in the 10000 block of Santa Monica Boulevard based on allegations stemming from an incident that took place in West L.A. on Tuesday, said Officer Jeff Lee, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesman.

The allegations were made by a woman who had “visible injuries,” including bruises, according to a law enforcement official who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Avenatti was released after posting $50,000 bond late Wednesday.

Avenatti, a self-described advocate for women, gave a statement to the press after his release:

“I wish to thank the hard working men and woman of the LAPD for their professionalism they were only doing their jobs in light of the completely bogus allegations against me,” a statement from his law office read. “I have never been physically abusive in my life nor was I last night. Any accusations to the contrary are fabricated and meant to do harm to my reputation. I look forward to being fully exonerated.”

“I have never struck a woman,” he said. “I will never strike a woman.”


Avenatti also spoke to reporters, saying he’s “not going to be intimidated from stopping what I am doing. I am a father to two beautiful, smart daughters. I would never disrespect them by touching a woman inappropriately or striking a woman.”

Avenatti is due in court on Dec. 5.

TMZ first reported the story, claiming that the alleged victim was the attorney’s estranged wife, Lisa Storie-Avenatti. However, Storie-Avenatti denies that it was her, and claims that she has never known Avenatti to be violent. The alleged victim has not been identified.

It’s tempting to joke about this because Avenatti. But there remains the possibility that a woman has been physically injured by him. (LAPD would not confirm if the woman suffered any injuries.) In the same way, a false allegation made against any man is no laughing matter.

A shrewd observation:

He can say he’s an advocate for women all he wants but the bottom line is that he’s saying the woman accusing him is not telling the truth and shouldn’t be believed. That’s a contradiction he should be asked about the next 12 times he’s on CNN.

Avenatti, who has flirted with the idea of running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, might want to rethink it:

It has been widely reported by ABC News and other outlets that Michael Avenatti has been arrested in Los Angeles, California on charges of suspected felony domestic violence,” the party’s Communication’s Director R. Christopher Di Mezzo told The Hill in a statement.

“The Vermont Democratic Party has cancelled Mr. Avenatti’s forthcoming scheduled appearances in Vermont, and will be refunding all ticket sales.”


28 Responses to “Michael Avenatti Arrested On Suspicion Of Domestic Abuse”

  1. Hello.

    Dana (023079)

  2. Let the evidence judge him. No Borking.

    mg (9e54f8)

  3. Going full Orangeman.

    Dave (9664fc)

  4. Uh-oh:

    The Vermont Democratic Party cancelled Michael Avenatti’s Friday and Saturday appearances in Vermont in the wake of his arrest and will be refunding all ticket sales.

    Dana (3e2c4e)

  5. he’s saying the woman accusing him is not telling the truth and shouldn’t be believed

    Yeah, he kinda can’t win this one.

    Kevin M (a57144)

  6. G-L-O-R-I-A

    mg (9e54f8)

  7. This is just so 2018. It’s like one of those Netflix things that goes on for about five too many episodes, so they got to throw in some crackers plot twists.

    Appalled (c9622b)

  8. lay down with a mutt
    teh hand of fate got ‘er now
    pimp hand o’ justice

    Colonel Haiku (ba4310)

  9. “Orange Man Bad”

    —- Dave

    Colonel Haiku (ba4310)

  10. you can’t take any of this crap seriously anymore after dirty Mitt Romney did his malicious sex hoax on Judge Moore and daffy bim Christine Ford and her oversexed hippocampus did her silly rape hoax on Mr. Kavanaugh

    these metoo chicks done squandered their credibility and they’re just kind of a stale joke now

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  11. #12 —

    Y’know, after watching 2016 on Netflix, I just said “This is both unbelievable and depressing. I don’t care how much they advertise the sequel — I am not watching.” Course I did see some of the reviews, which mentioned some weird Russia plot, but that ultimately ended up going nowhere.

    So this Mitt Romney/Roy Moore thing? I’m not getting the reference. I mean Mitt seems to be a real bit player in the 2018 series.

    Appalled (c9622b)

  12. “after dirty Mitt Romney did his malicious sex hoax on Judge Moore”

    The problem is that Judge Moore admitted to dating high school teenagers when he was an assistant prosecutor in his 30’s. It makes on wonder where a single 30-something year old professional and West Point grad meets teenager girls and why he would feel it appropriate to take them out on dates. Just like Trump parading through the beauty contest dressing room, I think we know what he was up to

    AJ_Liberty (165d19)

  13. If the complaining witness turns out to be Julie Swetnick, I will laugh, and laugh, and laugh, and laugh ….

    nk (dbc370)

  14. Finger pointing, hand waving, florid face, “Ah never had me no sex with thet woman, Miss Lewinsky”

    Sometime later “Beck home we don’t consider no BJ sex, hits uh Arkansas Howdy. Uh haw. Fooled um again”

    Bop Crash (5a4596)

  15. 16… too funny!

    Colonel Haiku (ba4310)

  16. Well he married one, but there is no evidence for this claim, unlike say his employees wife sudden passung

    narciso (d1f714)

  17. Perfect: Avenatti is tying his arrest to Jacob Wohl and the Surefire Intelligence mess:

    First Mueller and now me. When we are fully exonerated I am coming for you Jacob Wohl aka Surefire.

    Here are the particulars.

    Dana (023079)

  18. RIP Roy Clark, country music guitar legend…

    Colonel Haiku (ba4310)

  19. You mean “First Kavanaugh and now me”, don’t you, Superfly Junior?

    nk (dbc370)

  20. Aw man, we lost Cousin Roy.

    One of the all-time great pickers.

    harkin (5772a2)

  21. Roy could sing as well.
    RIP Mr. Clark

    mg (ef2c8e)

  22. Well, it’s either poetic justice, revenge, or the truth.

    Sammy Finkelman (102c75)

  23. AJ_Liberty (165d19) — 11/15/2018 @ 7:05 am

    I think we know what he was up to

    Marriage. It didn’t work then, but a few years
    later he met again one of girls he had his eyes on, after she’d been married and diorced, and it succeeded.

    Sammy Finkelman (102c75)

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