Michael Avenatti the attorney for adult film star Stormy Daniels, was arrested on domestic violence charges, police have confirmed. The victim’s face was ‘swollen and bruised’ with ‘red marks’ on both cheeks, law enforcement sources told TMZ.
“We can confirm that today LAPD Detectives arrested Michael Avenatti on suspicion of domestic violence,” the LAPD tweeted. “This is an ongoing investigation and we will provide more details as they become available.”
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 20, 2018
We’ve now found out who it is. Mareli Miniutti is an actress who has appeared in Ocean’s Eight
The woman who accused lawyer Michael Avenatti of domestic violence last week has now filed for a restraining order against him.
Court records obtained by The Blast showed that Actress Mareli Miniutti “filed for a domestic violence restraining order against Avenatti Monday in Los Angeles.”
The Blast adds that Miniutti is from Estonia, and recently “scored a cameo in ‘Ocean’s Eight.’”
Avenatti responded to The Blast’s report in a tweet, writing: “I look forward to a full clearing of my name and disclosure of all of the facts. I have NEVER abused a woman or committed domestic violence against anyone. Any claim to the contrary is completely bogus and fabricated. I am a target. And I will be exonerated.”
Avenatti was arrested last Wednesday for suspected felony domestic violence against a woman that reportedly left the woman’s face “swollen and bruised.”
Sources told TMZ, who was first to report the story, that “the alleged incident occurred Tuesday, but there was a confrontation Wednesday between the two at an exclusive apartment building in the Century City area of L.A.” More
When the truth and the facts are fully disclosed, including the security camera footage, I will be vindicated and a lot of people and news organizations are going to owe me an apology as well as money. Completely bogus. Let’s start with TMZ’s reporting from last week.
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) November 20, 2018
Hashtag believe all women, right libs?
Well I am not jumping to conclusions, as bad as trump hates him makes me wonder if it is a set up. And that it wasn’t his wife makes me wonder more. So i will just wait and see.
— stuff on my mind (@lindaoz38) November 15, 2018
Sounds like payback for his representation of Stormy Daniels
— Liz Rizo (@rizbiz6) November 16, 2018
— Middle Kid (@MiddlKid) November 16, 2018
So how much did Trump “donate” to the LARFPA to get you to do his dirty work? Given it’s the LAPD, and your love of dirty work is so well known, it was probably just a phone call, huh?
— Facultative Anaerobe (@dcamp67) November 15, 2018
He was arrested and he’s presumed innocent until proven guilty. I still think it’s hilarious that after all his publicly staged PR events he’s the one who winds up criminally accused. Maybe it was a set up. Maybe he actually did it. I have no idea, I wasn’t there.
— Andrew Palm (@apalm71) November 16, 2018