Michael Avenatti Arrested on Suspicion of Domestic Violence

Attorney Michael Avenatti was arrested on suspicion of felony domestic violence Wednesday.

The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed that they booked Avenatti after receiving a report accusing him of domestic violence.

"We can confirm that today LAPD Detectives arrested Michael Avenatti on suspicion of domestic violence. This is an ongoing investigation and we will provide more details as they become available," the LAPD wrote on Twitter.

Avenatti was released after posting $50,000 bail. He called the charges “completely bogus.”

"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. "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."

It is unclear who filed the report. His ex-wife has denied any involvement and defended him on Twitter.


Dems cancel events with Avenatti: The attorney who made his name by representing Stormy Daniels has been actively considering a presidential run but the charges sent Democrats scrambling to distance themselves. The Vermont Democratic Party canceled two events at which Avenatti was scheduled to appear "almost immediately after the news broke," spokesman Christopher De Mezzo told CNN.

Avenatti blames Jacob Wohl for arrest: A day after his arrest, Avenatti appeared to blame Twitter troll Jacob Wohl for the allegations. Wohl was implicated in a plot to pay a woman to make false allegations of sexual misconduct against special counsel Bob Mueller.

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

Wohl's scheme was referred to the FBI for investigation, Mueller spokesman Peter Carr said last month.


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