Michael Avenatti was arrested last week for felony domestic violence. And now the person making the allegation, actress Mareli Miniutti has filed for a restraining order against him.
From Daily Wire:
Court records obtained by The Blast showed that Actress Mareli Miniutti “filed for a domestic violence restraining order against Avenatti Monday in Los Angeles.”
The Blast adds that Miniutti is from Estonia, and recently “scored a cameo in ‘Ocean’s Eight.'”
Avenatti responded to the new report with another tweet arguing his innocence.
“I look forward to a full clearing of my name and disclosure of all of the facts. I have NEVER abused a woman or committed domestic violence against anyone. Any claim to the contrary is completely bogus and fabricated. I am a target. And I will be exonerated.”
According to reports of the incident from TMZ, the incident occurred on Tuesday but Avenatti wasn’t arrested until Wednesday after a woman was allegedly heard yelling, “I can’t believe you did this to me. I’m going to get a restraining order against you.”
Avenatti then later arrived on the scene, followed by police, who subsequently arrested him. A police spokesman said police observed physical injuries on the woman.
Avenatti’s arrest is just the latest legal problem he is currently facing as the Senate Judiciary Committee has made two referrals to the Department of Justice and FBI for a criminal investigation into Michael Avenatti “relating to a potential conspiracy to provide materially false statements to Congress and obstruct a congressional committee investigation, three separate crimes,” The Daily Wire reported last week.