Published Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018|3:24 p.m.
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LOS ANGELES– Michael Avenatti, who skyrocketed to fame as a critic of President Donald Trump and the attorney for porn starlet Stormy Daniels, was jailed Wednesday and reserved on a felony domestic violence charge, Los Angeles cops said.
The victim in the event had visible injuries, according to Officer Tony Im, a cops spokesman. But Avenatti slammed the accusation as “totally bogus” and “made and indicated to do damage to my track record” in a statement released by his law office.
Avenatti, who has actually stated he’s mulling a 2020 presidential run, posted $50,000 bail and was released about 4 hours after he was detained Wednesday on the same block where he resides in a skyscraper apartment.
Cops decreased to supply any information about the victim, including the victim’s relationship to Avenatti.
As he left the police headquarters Wednesday, Avenatti stated he had actually never struck a female and stated he’s been an advocate for ladies’s rights his entire career.
” I want to thank the industrious males and females of the LAPD for their professionalism and their work today. They had no option in light of the allegations,” Avenatti stated. “I am looking forward to a full investigation, at which point I am positive that I will be totally exonerated.”
Avenatti became popular as Daniels’ legal representative and pursued the president and those near to him non-stop for months, ridiculing Trump in interviews and baiting him and his attorneys in tweets.
Daniels, whose genuine name is Stephanie Clifford, has actually said she had an affair with Trump in 2006 and has sued to invalidate the confidentiality agreement she signed days prior to the 2016 governmental election that prevents her discussing it. She likewise sued Trump and his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, declaring defamation.
The Vermont Democratic Party canceled occasions planned for Friday and Saturday, where Avenatti was set up to speak, and is reimbursing ticket sales.