Michael Avenatti arrested for domestic violence

Lawyer Michael Avenatti

Michael Avenatti, the attorney for adult film star Stormy Daniels, has been arrested for domestic violence, police said.

TMZ initially reported that Avenatti's estranged wife, Lisa Storie-Avenatti, had filed a police report after an incident that took place on Tuesday. Avenatti was taken into custody on Wednesday, it reported.

The officer did not confirm that the individual was Avenatti, saying that the ID would be released after booking.

Avenatti allegedly left a woman's face "swollen and bruised" after he kicked her out of an apartment, according to TMZ.

Michael Avenatti seen Wed., May 30, 2018. He reportedly added, "This is bulls***, this is f***ing bulls***".

'Further, she was not at Mr. Avenatti's apartment on the date that this alleged incident occurred.


Avenatti remained in custody Wednesday evening and a call and text message seeking comment weren't immediately returned.

Following his representation of Julie Swetnick for her allegations against Kavanaugh, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley said in October that he was referring Avenatti and Swetnick to the Justice Department.

Avenatti, 47, has been a vocal critic of President Donald Trump in recent months and said in October he was "seriously considering" a run for the White House in 2020.

After she was escorted upstairs by security, Avenatti arrived and tried to get into the building - but was denied access to the elevator by security.

"My client states that there has never been domestic violence in their relationship", CNN reporter M.J. Lee read from the statement on the air Wednesday night. He said the party "wasn't going to step in that arena" as a result of the arrest.

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