Over the past few months Michael Avenatti has emerged as someone standing up for women who were abused by powerful men.
But today Stormy Daniels‘ lawyer is not looking so hot.
According to multiple news sources the attorney was taken into police custody on Wednesday following an allegation of felony domestic violence by his estranged wife.
TMZ law enforcement sources say the incident began Tuesday night when Avenatti “kicked her out of the apartment” — it’s unclear if this was his apartment or one where she was staying which he was paying for — and that’s when the alleged violence occurred.
Apparently she returned on Wednesday to collect her belongings, and this time called the police.
The outlet reports being told a woman was seen running out of the building, yelling into her phone:
“I can’t believe you did this to me. I’m going to get a restraining order against you.”
After she was escorted upstairs by security, Avenatti arrived and tried to get into the building — but was denied access to the elevator by security.
He was quoted as yelling:
“She hit me first.”
“This is f**king bulls**t!”
Reportedly, that’s when police showed up and spoke with Avenatti in private for 5-10 minutes before taking him into custody.
TMZ reports witnesses saying she kept her sunglasses on, but her face was “swollen and bruised” when she filed the felony complaint against her ex.
The two were married in 2011, and he filed for divorce in 2017.
Needless to say, this does not look good for his chances as a potential presidential candidate.
Yes, Kavanaugh got through to the Supreme Court, and our current Commander-In-Chief was accused by his ex-wife of rape in a legal proceeding. But so far only Republicans have excused such bad behavior against women.
We can probably say definitively this is the end of Avenatti’s political aspirations.
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