On Tuesday it was revealed that actress Mareli Miniutti was the woman claiming that Michael Avenatti had allegedly physically abused her. Reports broke that she just got a restraining order against Avenatti. And now the details of the alleged abuse are coming out.
Avenatti was arrested last week for suspicion of felony domestic abuse and was later released on $50,000 bail.
In her declaration for the restraining order, Miniutti describes what happened.
She said that they have been dating since last year and their relationship ended on the night of the abuse.
From The Blast:
Miniutti claims she had been living with Stormy Daniels’ attorney since January, and on November 13, they got into an argument over money. She claims Avenatti called her an “Ungrateful f*cking bitch” and began forcefully hitting her in the face with pillows from the bed.
She says Avenatti exclaimed, “Do not disrespect me,” and then told her she could not sleep in his house that night. She says he grabbed the “wrist of my right arm,” and “attempted to pull me out of bed.”
Miniutti claims she tried texting a friend for help, but claims Avenatti grabbed the cell phone. The actress says he remained very close to her and she was afraid for her safety.
Avenatti then allegedly grabbed her by the arm and dragged her out of bed, on the floor and through the apartment and out the front door into the hallway. Miniutti claims she was injured while being dragged, and provided pictures of her alleged injuries in her court filing.
The actress says she was in her underwear and also suffered scratches to her back. After being dragged into the hallway, Miniutti says she began ringing a neighbor’s doorbell until Avenatti allegedly ran out and pulled her back into his apartment.
Eventually, she was able to put pants on and get out of the apartment.
But she says that Avenatti followed her to the elevator, imploring her not to involve the building security.
She did go to security and got a friend to pick her up.
She came back to the apartment the next day to get her things. Avenatti showed up then and that’s when the police arrested him. They reported that they observed physical injuries on Miniutti.
Miniutti provided pictures run by The Blast which included bruises on her legs and on her shoulders.
Miniutti says this wasn’t the first time that Avenatti had gotten physical and abusive with her. She claimed he pushed her out of the apartment in February and threw her shoes at her. She also argued that he had a nistory of being “verbally abusive and financially controlling.”
His second wife, Lisa Storie-Avenatti swore in a declaration to a court that Avenatti was “emotionally abusive.” She later said publicly but not under oath he was not abusive.
Avenatti denied abusing Miniutti and appeared to attack her (what happened to believing all women or treating their claims with respect?). He suggested that an Instagram post she made after her the incident didn’t show injuries on her face. But no one said the injuries were on her face.