The incident took place Tuesday and Avenatti was arrested today, police said. "This is an ongoing investigation and we will provide more details as they become available", the LAPD Twitter account posted Wednesday. "I will never strike a woman".
We can probably say definitively this is the end of Avenatti's political aspirations.
Fox News' Sean Hannity tonight addressed the arrest of Michael Avenatti and said he believes Stormy Daniels' attorney deserves due process and the presumption of innocence. The couple has a three year old child and, at last check, they were involved in a custody battle, with Avenatti demanding joint custody of the child.
TMZ reports witnesses saying she kept her sunglasses on, but her face was "swollen and bruised" when she filed the felony complaint.
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Initial reports indicated that the woman in question was Lisa Storie, Avenatti's estranged wife.
According to the report, the woman was seen running out of a high-end apartment complex in Century City, which is in Los Angeles, California, on Wednesday.
This is a breaking story and will be updated.
Avenatti was formally charged with felony domestic violence and his bail was set at $50,000, LAPD Officer Rosario Herrera told Fox News. The statement said that her client "states that there has never been domestic violence in her relationship with Michael and that she has never known Michael to be physically violent toward anyone".
Meanwhile, the Vermont Democratic Party has already announced the cancelation of events at which Avenatti was scheduled to speak this weekend.