Attorney Michael Avenatti after attending a city-sponsored panel discussion in July in West Hollywood, Cal. David McNew / Getty Images…
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Michael Avenatti, the lawyer of adult movie star Stormy Daniels in her legal battle with President Trump, was arrested Wednesday after allegations of domestic violence, according to police department in Los Angeles.
Avenatti, who denied the allegations, was booked on Wednesday afternoon for a crime against secret violence after the police took a report on Tuesday about the alleged event. He was released on the $ 50,000 sponsor.
Police say the incident occurred at a residence on Santa Monica Boulevard near Beverly Hills, according to BuzzFeed News.
The identity of the substance of the alleged abuse was not immediately apparent. The celebrity website TMZ said in essence that Avenida’s foreign wife Lisa Storie-Avenatti was involved, but it supported her reporting after her lawyers issued a denial.
“Ms. Storie-Avenatti was not subject to such an incident on Tuesday night,” her lawyers said in a statement to BuzzFeed.
Avenatti has represented Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, in a high-profile trial where she asks for release from a 2016 agreement where she received $ 130,000 in what she has described as “hush money” in exchange for her silence about an alleged sexual relationship with Trump.
Previously, Trump has described Avenatti as “looking for attention” and a “total life.”
“I would like to thank LAPD’s hardworking men and women for their professionalism that they only did their jobs in light of the completely false accusations against me,” said Avenatti.
“I’ve never been physically addicted to my life or I was last night. All the charges against the opposite are made and meant to hurt my reputation. I’m looking forward to being completely liberated,” he said.
Avenatti has also represented Julie Swetnick, who accused High Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.
“I will not be scared to stop what I do,” he told reporters outside a LAPD station.
Avenatti has suggested that he could run for White House 2020 as a democrat. He launched his own Political Action Committee (PAC), named Fight PAC, in August.
Avenatti’s court date is scheduled for December 5th.