The alleged incident of domestic violence could clash with the image that he himself has presented as an advocate for women, including the porn actress, in his confrontation with Trump.
Attorney Michael Avenatti was placed under arrest for serious domestic violence and was admitted to a correctional facility Wednesday night.
Los Angeles Police Department official Jeff Lee said the domestic violence report was taken Tuesday in West Los Angeles and that the arrest was made Wednesday.
“We can confirm that today detectives arrested Michael Avenatti on suspicion of domestic violence, this is an ongoing investigation and we will provide more details as they become available,” the LAPD Twitter account posted Wednesday.
CNN could not communicate with Avenatti on his cell phone or at his law firm on Wednesday night.
The alleged incident of domestic aggression was reported for the first time by TMZ .
Avenatti emerged this year as a frequent antagonist of President Donald Trump, beginning with his legal representation of Stormy Daniels and his frequent media appearances. For months, he has flirted publicly with a potential offer for the Democratic presidential aspiration to face Trump in 2020.
The alleged incident of domestic violence could ruin Avenatti’s prospects as a potential insurgent Democratic candidate and could clash with the image he has presented as an advocate for women, including Daniels in his confrontation with Trump and an accuser against the recently confirmed judge. Brett Kavanaugh, Julie Swetnick.
The indictment would also mark another legal problem for the California attorney, whose firm settled a case with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in July and was ordered last month to pay a multi-million dollar judgment on the debt. to an ex-partner in the firm.
After her representation of Julie Swetnick for her accusations against Kavanaugh, Senate Judiciary President Chuck Grassley said in October that he was referring Avenatti and Swetnick to the Justice Department.
Avenatti said at the time that this referral had no “foundation”. Several Democrats said, following Kavanaugh’s confirmation, that the participation of Avenatti and Swetnick damaged their efforts to avoid confirmation of Kavanaugh, an accusation that Avenatti denied.