LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Attorney Michael Avenatti continued today to deny allegations of domestic violence in response to a restraining order obtained against him by an aspiring actress.
``When the truth and the facts are fully disclosed, including the security camera footage, I will be vindicated and a lot of people and news organizations are going to owe me an apology as well as money,'' Avenatti wrote on his Twitter page.
``Completely bogus.''Avenatti said he was authorizing the public release of footage from security cameras at the Century City building where the alleged confrontation with the woman occurred, saying, ``I want the truth to be known -- all of it.''
Avenatti, 47, was arrested last Wednesday, booked on suspicion of felony domestic violence and released on $50,000 bail. After his release, he spoke to reporters and vehemently denied ever engaging in domestic violence and insisting he has never struck a woman. On Monday, an actress named Mareli Miniutti obtained a temporary restraining order against Avenatti. Miniutti, 24, claimed in court papers that she and Avenatti began living together in January and they got into an argument last week, during which he allegedly called her an ``ungrateful, (expletive) bitch.''She claims in court papers that Avenatti ``forcefully'' hit her in the face with pillows'' and dragged her along the floor and into a hallway, causing scratches on her side and leg. Miniutti claims in court papers that a friend eventually picked her up, and she called police.
Avenatti's attorneys, Evan Jenness and Richard Beada, gave a statement to CNN saying the couple had an argument, during which Miniutti ``behaved in a volatile, agitated and irrational manner.''``However, Mr. Avenatti did not inflict any corporal injury or cause any traumatic condition upon Ms. Miniutti,'' they said. Another hearing on the restraining order is set for Dec. 10.
Avenatti is best known for representing adult film actress Stormy Daniels, who is suing President Donald Trump over a non-disclosure agreement she signed before the 2016 presidential election over an affair she alleges she had with him in 2006.