Michael Avenatti Arrested For Domestic Violence & Freed On $50k Bail

Things are going from bad to worse for creepy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti. He was recently arrested for domestic violence following a criminal complaint that was filed by a woman against the Stormy Daniels attorney, after an altercation occurred on Tuesday in Los Angeles, wherein Avenatti had reportedly kicked a woman out of an apartment.

After the woman in question was kicked out of the apartment by Michael Avenatti, the woman was then seen screaming and sobbing into her phone, presumably calling the police. Wow! Here we thought (as Avenatti had himself previously said) that he was a feminist, and had been an advocate for women’s rights his entire life.

Michael Avenatti denies the charges, stating that he has “never been physically abusive.”

Originally, it was Avenatti’s estranged wife, Lisa Storie, that was the reported victim, however, she later said no incident took place involving her and later defended him. Then after that, Michael Avenatti’s first wife, Christine, also came out to Avenatti’s defense late on Wednesday.

After spending some time in jail, porn Attorney Michael Avenatti posted bail for $50,000, and vowed to be exonerated following his arrest for domestic violence, after the woman had reported the incident early on Wednesday. The incident took place a day earlier, on Tuesday in the Century City section of Los Angeles.

Michael Avenatti is out on $50,000 bail. Credit: MOVIinc

Authorities reported that the woman’s face was “swollen and bruised” when she submitted her complaint to the police, according to TMZ. After his release from jail after posting his bail, Michael Avenatti spoke from outside the LAPD’s Pacific Division Station, saying, “I have never struck a woman, I never will strike a woman, I have been an advocate for women’s rights my entire career and I will continue to be an advocate.”

Somehow we find his comments hard to believe. Avenatti continued with his statement, “I am 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. I am looking forward to a full investigation at which point I am confident that I will be fully exonerated. I also want to thank everyone for their support that has reached out. You know my character, you know me as a man and I appreciate it. Thank you.”

Is this the face of a man who doesn’t beat women? Answers on a Stormy Daniels postcard please. Credit: MOVIinc

Seemingly, there was an additional altercation on Wednesday, when the same woman was seen running out of the apartment building, screaming into her cell phone whilst wearing sunglasses to cover up her bruises. The woman reportedly yelled, “I can’t believe you did this to me.”

However, not long after, security guards led the woman back inside the building, which was followed five minutes later by Michael Avenatti chasing after her, yelling, “She hit me first.”

Then he angrily yelled, “This is bulls***, this is f***ing bulls***!”

Following the incident on Tuesday and his arrest on Wednesday, and after his release on bail, the woman came by to get her things. But once again, things escalated very quickly, and now Avenatti has been barred from going anywhere near his victim, who obtained an emergency protective order.

Michael Avenatti attempts to clear his name with some PR outside the LAPD police station on Wednesday. Credit: MOVIinc

Outside the police station, Michael Avenatti added, “I’m going to make this very brief and very succinct. First of all I want to thank the hard working men and women for their professionalism and their work today. They had no option in light of the allegations.”

Then when he was driven away in a Range Rover, he called the charge against him “completely bogus” before adding that, “I would love to comment on it and I’m looking forward to the truth coming out.”

Then to do further damage control, Michael Avenatti posted out a long winded tweet, as follows:

Thank you to everyone who has reached out with supportive messages and offers of assistance. It means the world to me. I have always been an advocate of women’s rights and equality & I always will be. I will not be intimidated into stopping my pursuit of justice and what is right.”

Avenatti protests his innocence on Twitter. Source: Twitter

But that wasn’t enough, as Avenatti later tweeted on Wednesday yet again, saying: “I want to be clear: I DID NOT commit domestic violence nor have I ever committed domestic violence. I did not strike any woman nor have I ever. I did not strike my ex-wife in the face nor did I hit anyone else in the face. I am a decent man & I look forward to being exonerated.”

The incident took place near the 10,000 block of Santa Monica Blvd. LAPD officers arrested him at 14:05pm on Wednesday, and Avenatti has now been charged with with 273.5 (a) PC intimate partner violence.

An LAPD spokesman said, “It was an altercation between him and a victim,” but the officer refused to confirm the identity of the woman, or any details of the alleged violence.

The officer added, “We don’t give those kind of details out because it’s domestic violence. We don’t want to prevent future victims coming forward by releasing this kind of information. The court hearing will be given out by the District Attorney’s office.”

Last year, when his estranged wife filed divorce papers, she stated that Avenatti was ’emotionally abusive’, ‘hot-tempered’ and ‘angry and vindictive’ in the official court papers. 

Lisa Storie said on Wednesday that she was not involved in the Wednesday incident with Michael Avenatti, as well as saying that he would never hit a woman. She told CNN, “I haven’t seen Michael in months. It’s a complete fabrication. Bruises on my face? It is insanity. He wouldn’t hit anybody. Especially a woman. He’s got two daughters”.

Lisa Storie says that Avenatti doesn’t hit women, and that she was not the victim. Credit: Instagram

Lisa Storie’s lawyer released a statement that read: “My client and I have reviewed the TMZ article alleging that my client, Lisa Storie-Avenatti, has been injured and that Michael Avenatti has been arrested as a result of some incident that occurred between them.”

His estranged wife now defending him, despite the fact that last year, she filed divorce papers against him citing him to be ‘angry and vindictive’. Avenatti also has the moral support of his first wife, Christine Avenatti-Carlin, who has come out to his defense after the domestic violence charge.

Surely, where there’s smoke there’s fire, and Michael Avenatti has surely landed himself in some additional problems after his law firm also recently went bankrupt, his former coffee company Tully’s coffee owed $5 million in unpaid taxes, on top of Stormy Daniels losing her defamation case over President Donald Trump’s tweet, which Stormy Daniels will now have to pay for. Ouch! To add salt to the wound that is Avenatti’s domestic abuse charge, Alyssa Milano tweeted: 

Credit: Alyssa_Milano/Twitter

It’s quite clear that all is not going well for Michael Avenatti these days, but he insists that he’s contemplating a 2020 presidential run, along with the likes of Michelle Obama, Oprah, and anybody else that might attempt to become the Democratic Party’s nominee. How about Hillary Clinton, again? Good luck with that…

Oh yeah, we found this on Instagram from comedian and conservative commentator, Terence K. Williams, below, and we thought we would share it since it’s pretty damn funny. Enjoy!

 

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