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.
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.
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.
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