This just in: Michael Avenatti has been arrested on felony domestic violence charges.
As reported by TMZ, this all started Tuesday night when Avenatti, attorney for porn star Stormy Daniels, had an altercation with an unnamed woman at an exclusive apartment in the wealthy neighborhood of Century City in Los Angeles.
The woman filed a felony domestic violence report with police.
Then on Wednesday afternoon, the woman was on the sidewalk with sunglasses on her eyes, on her cellphone saying,”I can't believe you did this to me. I'm going to get a restraining order against you."
She alleges had been kicked out of the apartment on Tuesday. She went back Wednesday to pick up her belongings.
Security took the woman inside. Then Avenatti showed up five minutes later, yelling:
"She hit me first. This is bullshit; this is fucking bullshit.”
Security wouldn’t let him into the building.
Police arrived on the scene and briefly spoke with Avenatti in the corner of the lobby. According to TMZ, Avenatti is now in police custody.
In recent months, Avenatti had been hinting at a potential presidential bid. He’s even hit up states like Pennsylvania, Illinois, New Hampshire, Florida, Ohio and Iowa.
"A number of people have stepped forward and said that they would do whatever I needed in the way of financial support, as well as introductions, hosting events, things of that nature," Avenatti told The Hollywood Reporter in August.
Somehow it doesn’t seem like that’s ever going to happen.
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