Well, it looks like that 2020 run may be in limbo for the creepy porn lawyer after his arrest today.
Michael Avenatti, who became famous for representing Stormy Daniels in her battle with President Trump, has been arrested for felony domestic violence … law enforcement sources tell TMZ.
Our law enforcement sources say Avenatti was arrested Wednesday after his estranged wife filed a felony DV report. We’re told her face was “swollen and bruised.”
The incident allegedly occurred on Tuesday, but there was another incident on Wednesday which resulted in the police being called.
According to TMZ, she was on the sidewalk and yelled into her phone “I can’t believe you did this to me.”
Then Avenatti showed up shortly thereafter, allegedly screaming, “She hit me first.” He then supposedly said, “This is bulls***, this is f***ing bulls***,” according to TMZ.
A law enforcement source says on Tuesday, Avenatti “kicked her out of the apartment” and that’s presumably when the alleged domestic violence occurred. We’re told she went back to the apartment on Wednesday to retrieve her belongings and called police to stand by in case things got heated.
The couple filed for divorce in 2017.
Avenatti is reportedly now in custody.
Avenatti has garnered attention as the attorney for porn actress Stormy Daniels. He has been a frequent CNN guest and given tons of airtime. He also was represented Julie Swetnick who brought a highly questionable claim against Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings. the Senate Judiciary Committee has referred both Swetnick and Avenatti for criminal investigation for alleged falsehoods and inconsistencies in their statements.
Avenatti has also bandied about a run for president in 2020 and has a sizable social media following.
One would think he might have just put a final stake in that idea today.
This might be farewell to the creepy porn lawyer.
Couldn’t happen to a more deserving guy.
Avenatti’s ex-wife is reporting she was not the woman in question.
TMZ has now updated their story to remove references to Avenatti’s ex-wife but stand by the other details.
It’s not clear yet who the woman in question is.