Michael Avenatti – the celebrity lawyer who represented Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against Donald Trump – is in big trouble.
Avenatti thought he could challenge Trump in 2020.
But he ended up behind bars after this arrest.
Los Angeles police officers arrested Avenatti for a felony of domestic violence on Thursday.
NBC News reports:
Michael Avenatti, the attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels and one of President Donald Trump’s chief antagonists, has been arrested on suspicion of felony domestic abuse, multiple senior law enforcement officials told NBC News on Wednesday.
Officers in West Los Angeles responded to an incident involving Avenatti, and he was detained in the process of taking an incident report, the sources said. He was booked into jail but released on $50,000 bond Wednesday evening.
The Los Angeles Police Department said in a tweet later on Wednesday, “We can confirm that today LAPD Detectives arrested Michael Avenatti on suspicion of domestic violence.”
The department said it was “an ongoing investigation and we will provide more details as they become available.”
Avenatti also represented Julie Swetnick when she made false allegations about Brett Kavanaugh being at parties where she was gang raped.
The Senate Judiciary committee referred both Avenatti and Swetnick for criminal prosecution.
Avenatti denied these allegations and blamed Trump supporters for his arrest.
NBC also reports:
“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,” he said in the statement. “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.”
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.