Michael "Trust All Women" Avenatti has been arrested for felony domestic violence, law enforcement sources tell TMZ.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that Avenatti was arrested after a woman filed a felony DV report. We're told her face was "swollen and bruised" with "red marks" on both cheeks.
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Our sources say the alleged incident occurred Tuesday night, but there was another confrontation Wednesday between the two at an exclusive apartment building in the Century City area of L.A.
We're told Wednesday afternoon the woman was on the sidewalk on her cellphone with sunglasses covering her eyes, sobbing and screaming on the phone, "I can't believe you did this to me. I'm going to get a restraining order against you."
We're told security brought her inside the building, took her upstairs and Michael showed up 5 minutes later and ran into the building. He screamed repeatedly, "She hit me first." We're told he angrily added, "This is bulls***, this is f***ing bulls***." We're told he tried getting into the elevator but security denied him access.
Cops showed up and escorted Avenatti into a corner of the apartment lobby and spoke with him for 5 to 10 minutes and then took him into custody.
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UPDATE 2We 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.— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) November 15, 2018
UPDATE 3The Vermont Democratic Party cancelled Michael Avenatti’s Friday and Saturday appearances in Vermont in the wake of his arrest and will be refunding all ticket sales (via @bonkapp)— MJ Lee (@mj_lee) November 15, 2018
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, the LAPD has already obtained an emergency protective order, prohibiting Avenatti from going near the alleged victim. We're told they will serve him with the legal docs before he's released from custody. We're told he will be released on $50,000 bail.
"Always Believe Women" Avenatti has issued a statement:
I wish to thank the hard working men and woman 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.UPDATE 5
Legal representation tip for Avenatti: Beth Wilkinson
UPDATE 7CNN is scrubbing their employees social media of their employees partying with Michael Avenatti.— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) November 14, 2018
“We can confirm that Michael Avenatti (DOB: 02-16-71) was booked this afternoon on a felony domestic violence charge (273.5 PC). His bail is set at $50,000."
WATCH: Michael Avenatti says he is "looking forward to a full investigation" after being arrested on a domestic abuse charge. https://t.co/NpixXu6Tut— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 15, 2018