Michael Avenatti

High-profile attorney Michael Avenatti was arrested on suspicion of felony domestic violence on Wednesday. Avenatti is best known for representing Stephanie Clifford, aka Stormy Daniels, the adult film star who claimed to have an affair with President Donald Trump in 2006.

Avenatti's alleged victim -- who is not his estranged wife -- had visible injuries, according to a Los Angeles Police spokesman.

Police quoted Avenatti as saying, "She hit me first! This is bullsh*t!"

Avenatti was released on $50,000 bond late Wednesday night. As he walked out of jail, he told reporters, "You know my character. You know me as a man."

A small bruise was noticeable on the right side of his temple.

Avenatti gave a statement thanking police officers for their art work.

"I wish to thank the hard working men and woman of the LAPD for their professionalism and their work today. They had no option in light of the allegations," Avenatti said. "I am looking forward to a full investigation, at which point I am confident that I will be fully exonerated."

The pugilist attorney was in the midst of preparing his campaign to run for President in 2020 at the time of his arrest.

Trump supporters celebrated the news of Avenatti's arrest by retweeting actual messages he posted on his Twitter timeline that contained references to violence.

Michael Avenatti

Michael Avenatti

The hypocrisy of the left was on full display Wednesday night. Cable news network CNN, which has invited Avenatti on air to bash Trump over 100 times, did not report on his arrest for hours.

Several CNN staffers deleted tweets that featured photos of Avenatti partying with CNN anchors Don Lemon and Anderson Cooper.

Many anti-Trumpers who vilified Judge Brett Kavanaugh for unfounded rape allegations rushed to defend Avenatti on Twitter.com.

Some said they either didn't believe the victim or they accused the President of setting Avenatti up.

Michael Avenatti

Avenatti's arrest sparked Internet memes inspired by his law firm's website which, ironically, contains a reference to assault. The first image is a screenshot of Avenatti's website.
 

Michael Avenatti
 

Michael Avenatti

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  • xenaD

    What?! Maybe I need to restart my day, cause this is stu stu LoL ?

  • ohdearme

    Avenatti is best known for representing Stephanie Clifford, aka Stormy Daniels, the adult film star who claimed to have an affair with President Donald Trump in 2006.

    I think we can drop the "CLAIM" part, Trump's been exposed for paying her and Cohen has corroborated her statements. SMH

    I'll wait for more information on the assault case, given that women are being bought and sold to give false statements.

  • SeannaPaula

    That did'nt take President Rump and his minions too long, dont even follow this story and can smell the entrapment.

  • opinion

    Its all fun and games until #MeToo come for you

  • R Smith

    Who is this woman? Where were they? I'm waiting for facts! And if he's guilty, he should get what's coming! And, before this story, I don't think he should run for President...nope!

  • Phillybruh

    I watched CNN because of those damn country awards last night and they ran this story every 20 minutes or so like they do all the other ones.

  • pure_rachet

    I'm a huge art fan. What type of "art work" did the police officers do?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    My post did say they took hours to initially run the story.

  • Renee26

    I taught my son to walk away if a female gets up in his face aggressively or hits him. If they attack without warning he was told to push her hard and walk away... I would never excuse him for hitting a female. As a woman I would not try to fight a man unless it's to get away and save my life.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Guilty or innocent, I think his presidential aspirations just went down the toilet.

  • Phillybruh

    It doesn't really pick up until the 8pm hour though when they aren't just repeating stories.

  • Phillybruh

    He would have just been a entertaining distraction though.

  • iWasteTime

    I thought the big new today was FOX News releasing a statement standing with CNN.
    Or ole girl getting her post changed from in the WH to out of the WH cause Melanie is jelly

  • Scromes1212

    The sad part is when he pushes her they will charge him with assault smh

  • Scromes1212

    It's not a crime to pay people off to stay silent. JS

  • Quitedeliteful

    The pugilist attorney...
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    I doubt this seriously. Harpo, who dis woman who claims to have gotten beaten up??? Show her face. If some woman can accuse a man of beating her up then she should be willing to make her identity known and stand behind those accusations.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yeah, this does sound like it might be a political hit. Who know?

  • Phillybruh

    It is when it benefits a person running for public office! The purpose of the payoffs were to benefit the candidate then Trump. So it is a crime.

  • Coy little wink

    He looks much better with hair...

  • Renee26

    He will have a better case if he pushes and leaves than he would if he decided to fight back. She'll be the one facing assault charges not him

  • Scromes1212

    Cut it out smh you smarter then that. You know dam well that ain't gonna hold up in any court. That's just fishing for something as usual smh

  • TMW

    Took longer than I thought for them to find a way to discredit him. Start looking for a money trail. You know Don Jr is stupid enough to leave one LOL!

  • Phillybruh

    Sure it may not result in anything, but it is crime. One that his lawyer pled guilty to. Of which he was the unnamed coconspirator.

  • Renee Bee

    Damn Avenatti. Focus! Stay the course!

  • Scromes1212

    His lawyer took a bullish*t deal to save his a*s lol he knows dam well that's not a crime.

  • Phillybruh

    Shouldn't have taken the deal. But what they had on him was way bigger than that. Trump had one job, and that was get him a job in the cabinet but nope. Left him out there to hang, and this is what it gets you.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    He was never a viable presidential candidate.
    With 40-11 other candidates running including Hillary no one would be able to put his name with his face.

  • Judge Mental Will

    His head shape funny and his hairline running away. ?????

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I walk away from all types of confrontations especially when my mom wants to talk crazy.
    I learned a long time ago if I don't respond she stops talking.

  • Alextra Ballard

    What a fvcken juvenille response "she hit me firssst"

  • Ryan

    Huffington Post was on it immediately.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Righhhh... he just would have fvcked up the democratic ticket. I would've voted for him

  • Ryan

    I'm more interested in what's going down in the White House. Now even Melania's getting into the thick of it. Anti-bullying campaign my azz.

  • Renee26

    My son does the same with me...he will listen to me rant if I'm mad then come back to talk once I calm down. I had to teach him about talking back to me when he was 14 ?

  • Mielle Downey

    KARMA, is like that sometimes and you get what you give. I am glad the universe is on the job serving justice. This creepy lawyer is the scum of the earth and I bet you my last dollar there will be more to come.

  • TMW

    Not to mention Trump is back on his anti-Mueller rant today. Flake is threatening not to confirm judicial picks if the senate doesn’t pass a bill to protect the Mueller investigation. And reports that the President is darker and angrier than usual following the elections which basically said “nobody likes you Trump.” And all of his antics in Paris this weekend. AND Melania’s public statement about Ricardel that forced Trump’s hand. WOW!

    But we want to talk about Avenatti. OK.

  • dru and neil

    Wow his take down was quicker than I thought it would be. He seemed to have a lot of support there for a minute, and was getting pretty popular. If he really did beat her up, it was a very reckless and idiotic move on his part, very dumb and extremely hypocritical.

  • dru and neil

    Too late for that now...

  • Phillybruh

    Nah, he wouldn't have been the one talking about Trump all the time which would have gotten old by debate number 2.

  • TMW

    That’s why, climber that he is, with his eye on the presidency of all things, it’s hard to believe he would be that stupid. I don’t care for him at all, but it feels like a setup, the same way the Ohio police arrested Stormy Daniels for doing what strippers do. Follow the money.

  • Scromes1212

    They had nothing on him just like every other phantom case they prosecuted since the witch chase started smh it's been two years and has anybody did any real time in jail? Come on bro, this stuff is beyond ridiculous smh

  • T865!

    Obviously this is a setup. This guy has too much to lose to beat on some random.. ? WHO SENT YOU??

  • Phillybruh

    The problem here is They shouldn't have had that meeting in Trump Tower then they wouldn't be here. Or I'll go one better, he never wanted to be President because he KNEW how he conducts business. He is a perfect example of be careful of what you ask for even if you don't really mean it!

  • Yashara Bat Orion

    Trump probably did set him up. He hates losing and he’s very vindictive. I think Michael Avenatti is a black man. I think he’s handsome ...another reason for jealousy.

  • Yashara Bat Orion

    Where is Trumps Karma?

  • Jethro
  • ClaireHuxtable

    No worries...his Fall will be EPIC.

  • TheOwley

    She hit me first sounds so kindergarten. Also, remember when he was pushing #BeleiveHer no matter what during the Kavanaugh hearings. How's that working for you Mike.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Next story will be: Avenatti's Secret Love Child...

  • Chapter29Chick

    Trump is always involved in some mess, like wat kind of President does this????

  • bemetoo

    He is sexy

  • Renee Bee

    Chile...

  • TransMichelle

    They don't go by the facts, logic, reason. It's all about how they feel. Really it's just so stupid it's hard to believe these people are fit for society,

  • TransMichelle

    I mentioned this yesterday. Whory Daniels was a waste and her 15 minutes of fame is just about over and it was clear from the start that the lawyer was a piece of shish.

  • TransMichelle

    Oh so Kavanaugh wasn't entrapped but this piece of shish lawyer is? Typical leftist brainwashed non-thinking.

  • dru and neil

    I am inclined to agree because it’s just such a colossal blunder..and yes that mess at the strip club with Stormy Daniels was was a shameless set up. I don’t think either one of them are getting where they want to go, not if Trump can help it.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Avenue ex wife talking bout she had been with him for 13 years and he has never hit before. not hitting yew b4 has nothing to do with being hit now

  • TransMichelle

    Oh so when it came to Kavanaugh it was all true but when it comes to this piece of shish they're trying to discredit him? He was already discredited from the beginning but non-thinking people brainwashed by white liberals wouldn't know that.

  • Alextra Ballard

    ol squint eyes Melania tryna pull rank.

  • TransMichelle

    Don't you people ever think? Dam You the dumbest stupidest people on this planet who can't function in society. So what type of karma should The Donald be expecting? They've ran with every lie possible and still haven't managed to do shish. Everything they try to do to The Donald boomerangs on them That's the karma.

  • TransMichelle

    No he's a fool. Period. And he has nothing to lose. Avenatti is an idiot

  • TransMichelle

    The Donald don't have to do anything. He doesn't have the time. Eventually they all hang themselves anyway. Everything they try on The Donald backfires on them.

  • TransMichelle

    What did The Donald do? It's those who can't accept The Donald's presidency that are always starting the shish.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    She probably set this up because she was embarrassed about her sham of a marriage being called out.

  • Mielle Downey

    iN YOUR FACE mf

  • Chapter29Chick

    But he is clearly acting a fool all the time. Just clownin in the white house like its a circus.

  • Strappyheels

    This is way better than Hollywood!!

  • TransMichelle

    The Donald has the senate. He has the power. They don't have to like him but he's president and they are not. Mueller is just wasting taxpayer's money. It's amazing that you brainwashed followers of main stream media and white liberals haven't figured it all out yet. You're losing and lost. I bet you don't even know why you against The Donald you just have no independent thinking skills. The stupidity is amazing.

  • TransMichelle

    No it's those who are trying to overthrow a sitting president that acts the fool. They are the circus. The Donald is just trying to do his job but the liberals always coming up with some shish then point the finger at The Donald. Just remember something. Whatever they accuse The Donald are they are doing. Remember that

  • Scromes1212

    "Then they wouldn't be here" be where exactly? President of the United States lol ? It's sad y'all actually think he is in a bad place smh guess you still waiting on Muller to save the day smh

  • Phillybruh

    He thinks he's in a bad place, he looks miserable he's not beloved like Obama who made a complicated job look easy, he looks like he's in over his head and can't back out of 2020 without looking like a total loser. He caused the house to flip with an over 40 seat majority that they can't lose in 2020 but the senate only has a 7 seat majority which will absolutely flip in 2020. He's a loser who conned you.

  • Junkanoo

    Wouldn't mind a roll in the hay with him he can fiddle me diddle

  • Eileen

    sick on every level...smh

  • Scromes1212

    Obama lost more seats then him lol the irony smh and your speculating what you want to be true smh try again. Seems happy to me. How could he not be, he is winning right now. You just want him to be miserable smh misery loves company

  • TransMichelle

    Oh please. You dumb azz niccas are just a waste. I bet you believe that garbage you wrote too.

  • TransMichelle

    They're idiots. They don't get it. Mueller has admitted he has nothing on The Donald. It's all a sham. The Mueller investigation is a waste of taxpayer's money,. Mueller knows it's all a sham and he's trying to find a way to save face. What they accuse The Donald of doing come to find out they were doing it. It's amazing how easily these people here are fooled. Amazing

  • Eileen

    hell-r-re was involved in all kinds of ish and what do we say...crickets and her husband the hounddog and what do we say? thats right...crickets

  • Eileen

    vengence is mine saith the Lord...remeber that demon-crats!

  • Eileen

    how shallow...really

  • Eileen

    Yes it always backfires! Point one finger at the Donald and four are pointing back at you demwit-crats!

  • Decked Out

    NEXT IS THAT NASTY AZZ #45 CAN'T WAIT.

  • Li-Wright

    This was a setup. I smell a setup. Let's see if the woman appears for the court date -- or if she sues him civilly.

  • Mielle Downey

    winning :)

  • Ryan

    Exactly. Nuh uh, I'm here for the main show, with extra butter on my popcorn, some Crown in my Coke and everythang!!

  • Ryan

    ? on the front page of the Enquirer.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    You bet. With some big head baby.

  • Ryan

    Some photoshopped foolery!!

  • MRiGOThim

    Ion know what's going on, but he is one sexy white man O_o

  • Yashara Bat Orion

    If you really are a tranny, you do realize that he does not like you.

  • Yashara Bat Orion

    Who are you calling am mf? Did I cuss at you? You are ig-baby just like your daddy Drumpf, and you’re probably a colonizer.

  • Yashara Bat Orion

    Yes, really!