UPDATE: Michael Avenatti has been released from police custody following his arrest on a felony domestic violence charge in Los Angeles. As he walked out of the police station Wednesday, Avenatti told reporters he "has never struck a woman." He says he has been an advocate for women's rights and would never disrespect his children by"touching a woman inappropriately."Avenatti says he's confident he will be fully exonerated after police complete a thorough investigation.
Michael Avenatti, the lawyer who became famous for his representation of Stormy Daniels, is now in police custody. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles, California in an effort to invalidate the non-disclosure agreement (NDA) she signed with President Trump's attorney, Michael Cohen.
Law enforcement sources reportedly arrested Avenatti after his estranged wife filed a felony domestic violence report. The incident apparently took place on Tuesday, however, there was a confrontation on Wednesday in the Culver City area outside of the two's shared apartment. TMZ reports that Lisa-Storie, Michaels estranged wife, went back to the apartment to retrieve some of her belongings to where she was spotted running out and screaming on the phone, "I can't believe you did this to me." Reports state that Lisa-Storie was wearing sunglasses and "swollen and bruised."
Reportedly, Lisa-Storie was brought back into the building by security and Michael showed up 5 minutes later yelling "She hit me first," and"this is bulls***, this is f***ing bulls***."
TMZ has also reported that a law enforcement source has advised the reason of the altercation presumably stems from Michael kicking his ex-wife out of the apartment on Tuesday. The pair have been married since 2011. Michael filed for divorce in 2017.