Michael Avenatti Proclaims Innocence After Domestic Violence Arrest

Michael Avenatti has gone from defending clients to having to defend himself.

Against a very serious charge.

The lawyer – who rose to fame for representing porn star Stormy Daniels in her legal battle against Donald Trump, and who is allegedly running for President in 2020 – was arrested on Wednesday for felony domestic violence.

According to law enforcement insiders who talked to TMZ, Avenatti was taken into custody after a woman filed a police report that claimed the attorney was responsible for her injuries.

These injuries included a “swollen and bruised” face with “red marks” on both cheeks, the website writes.

Also according to TMZ:

The alleged incident took place on Tuesday night, but there was another confrontation Wednesday between the Avenatti and this unnamed woman at a apartment building in the Century City area of Los Angeles.

“I can’t believe you did this to me.  I’m going to get a restraining order against you,” the woman reportedly said to Avenatti on the sidewalk.

Security guards then escorted the alleged victim into the building, only for Avenatti to follow closely behind and claims “she hit me first,” adding “this is bullsh-t.”

The woman in the case had visible injuries, according to Officer Tony Im, a police spokesman.

After speaking to cops who showed up on the scene, Avenatti was placed under arrest.

It’s unclear at this time just what sort of relationship Avenatti had with the woman.

Hours after being taken into custody on the same block where he lives in a skyscraper apartment, Avenatti posted $ 50,000 bail.

He then held an impromptu press conference and strongly denied wrongdoing as he left the Los Angeles Police Department.

“I have never struck a woman. I will never strike a woman,” he told reporters, adding that he is and would continue to be an “advocate” for women’s rights.

He also called the allegation against him “completely bogus” in a statement through his law office and said the following:

“I wish to thank the hard working men and women of the LAPD for their professionalism, they were only doing their jobs in light of the completely bogus allegations against me.

“I have never been physically abusive in my life nor was I last night.

“Any accusations to the contrary are fabricated and meant to do harm to my reputation. I look forward to being fully exonerated.”

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We’ve been told the alleged victim was NOT Avenatti’s ex-wife, Christine Avenatti-Carlin, who also issued a statement of support through her former husband’s law office.

She says Avenatti is a “good man” who “has never been abusive to me or anyone else.”

As noted above, Avenatti is the lawyer for Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford – and who has said she had an affair with President Trump in 2006.

She has sued to invalidate the Commander-in-Chief’s confidentiality agreement she signed days before the 2016 presidential election that prevents her discussing this fling.

And Avenatti has often spoken on her behalf, via social media and/or television appearances, taunting the President and threatening to expose other illicit behavior.

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After news of Avenatti’s arrest broke Wednesday afternoon, the LAPD Tweeted:

“We can confirm that today LAPD Detectives arrested Michael Avenatti on suspicion of domestic violence.

“This is an ongoing investigation and we will provide more details as they become available.”


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90 Day Fiance: Colt and Larissa Fight Leads to Domestic Battery Arrest

Over the weekend, 90 Day Fiance star Larissa Dos Santos Lima was arrested for domestic battery against her husband, Colt.

After Larissa's panicked messages to fans, sent while locked in her bathroom, many expected that it would be Colt who was arrested.

Now that we've heard both sides of the story, we understand a little more of how this arrest went down, and what led to it.

Also, this is not Larissa's first arrest in the last five months.

It sounds pretty toxic, folks.

And parts of this sound a little terrifying.

Beware that there are, obviously, some 90 Day Fiance spoilers here.

1. Colt and Larissa Had a Huge Fight

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We have both sides of their argument

2. Larissa locked herself in a bathroom

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She issued what looked like a frantic plea to her followers, saying that Colt had taken her phone and encouraging them to message him to reconnect her.

3. She also seemed afraid that he would call the police

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When the police arrived, it was Larissa who was arrested, not Colt

4. it started with Larissa being upset

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Apparently, Colt (probably to avoid spoiling 90 Day Fiance) asked her to not interact with him on social media, which she took personally, and went on an Instagram rant about how it was selfish and hurtful.

5. Colt came home with flowers

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This apparently did not have the intended effect upon Larissa, which she says that Colt took poorly

6. Larissa accuses Colt

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Larissa showed her followers video of a mess that Colt allegedly made while angry. That is definitely not good.

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Larissa Dos Santos Lima, 90 Day Fiance Star, Arrested for Domestic Battery

Larissa Dos Santos Lima, who plays a major role on this season of 90 Day Fiance, was arrested for domestic battery in Las Vegas on Saturday, November 10.

Scroll down to learn more about what transpired…

Larissa stars opposite Colt Johnson on the controversial TLC series.

According to Clark County inmate records, she was originally being held on $ 3,000 bail following her arrest, although her court records have been updated to reflect a $ 2,000 reduction.

We can also confirm that she’s scheduled to have a 72-hour hearing on Tuesday morning.

While details are still coming in, Larissa changed her Instagram handle to @helpmeimwithoutphone shortly before the incident went down…

… and also shared a number of disturbing messages on Saturday.

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“HELP ME …HE TURNED OFF HIDE MY PHONE HELP ME HE WANTS TO CALL THE POLICE HELP ME,” she wrote at one point, including her own phone number on her online biography.

In a series of since-deleted Instagram Story messages, meanwhile, Colt allegedly told his followers:

“Larissa was arrested this afternoon. She suffers from high anxiety and several depression. She over reacted to problems that do not exist.”

Very weird and sort of scary, right?

Colt went on to explain that he “proceeded to deactivate her phone to try to defuse the situation,” but that their disagreement “escalated and matters became worse” and added:

“She felt this action was a threat towards her and tried to reach out for help.

“Not long after her cry was posted, the police came and knocked down the front door. They drew their guns at me and handcuffed me.”

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Larissa hails from Brazil and met Colt via social media.

The two met up in Mexico and Colt later proposed after just a few days together.

According to court records obtained by E! News, this is Larissa’s second arrest for domestic violence, although charges from earlier this year were dropped.

Revealing that he and Larissa are married, Colt continued over the weekend:

“The police interviewed us but not long after they decided to arrest Larissa. No one was hurt and I did not press charges against my wife.

“However it is policy in the state of Nevada that since we are in a domestic partnership, someone had to be arrested.”

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We’ll have plenty more on this story as more news breaks.

For now, it may simply raise questions about a show based on two people who have just met and decided to get married, mostly so one of them can remain in the United States.

“The couples must marry before the visas expire in 90 days, or else the visitors have to immediately return to their countries,” reads the official TLC description.

Is this really something around which we ought to build an entire program?

Does it not increase the possibility that something such as this arrest can take place, as one person’s future is based on making a marriage work with, basically, a complete stranger?

Just sounds like a recipe for disaster.


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Kathryn Dennis: I’m a Domestic Violence Survivor. This is My Story.

Over the past several weeks, each time we’ve written about Kathryn Dennis, it’s been in relation to Thomas Ravenel.

That’s what happens when you share two kids with the lead of a Bravo reality show…

… and then that lead gets accused of sexual assault by two women.

In this case, however, we’re here to talk about the Southern Charm star and a different man from her past.

We don’t know his name.

But we do know that this individual sadly has had a major impact on Dennis’ life.

On Sunday evening, the 27-year old posted both the following image on Instagram and included with it a lengthy message about how she is a surivor of domestic abuse.


Dennis proceeded to tell her story via this social media platform, prefacing the emotional post with a caption that reads:

“This is my past, perfectly put…. worth the read. This is the real aftermath.”

The reality star then went into painful detail as follows:

I spend a lot of time thinking about those questions. I never saw myself in these situations and neither did anyone else. I had strong opinions, a sharp mind, and an independent spirit.

But before I knew it, I was left with a broken spirit, mixed opinions, and an anxious and uncertain mind. I didn’t know who I was anymore.

Dennis never names her abuser.

She doesn’t get into specifics about the incident or incidents, either.

Instead, she focuses more on the effects this experience has had on her life — and continues to have on her life.

It was the deepest, darkest secret I kept.

And this wasn’t about any particular situation/relationship as much as it was my relationship with men. It ran deep and dark, and I never realized the impact it had on myself and on my self-worth.

In these depths of despair, I couldn’t see a way out of this cycle. It seemed anywhere I turned pushed me further and further away from getting to a safe place physically, mentally, and emotionally.

I looked around and within and realized that my self-worth had been damaged long before I even realized it was possible. This made me really question myself.

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And this is how Dennis concludes:

Was it me? Was this normal behavior, and I was the one in the wrong?

I knew deep down inside that wasn’t the case, but I was stuck in quicksand being guided by those who kept my head above, but my feet locked in.

Powerful stuff, no?

Tragically, there are millions of women out there who can relate to most everything Dennis describes here.

She went on to share a handful of memes, such as the ones below:

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Kathryn’s revelation about her past trauma with domestic violence comes just weeks after her ex-boyfriend, Ravenel, was arrested for second degree assault and battery.

The ex-Bravo personality was taken into custody on charges related to sexual assault claims made by his former nanny, Dawn, who cared for his and Kathryn’s two kids, Kensington, 4, and Saint Julien, 2, years ago.

Ugly stuff all around.

Very unfortunately for Dennis, it sounds like she may have more challenging times ahead as a result.


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