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Professional Trump Antagonist Arrested for Domestic Violence

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Michael Avenatti speaking in front of the White House on July 17, 2018

Michael Avenatti, the attorney of adult film actress Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against President Trump, was arrested Wednesday following domestic violence allegations.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the alleged incident occurred at a residence near Beverly Hills. After being booked on a felony domestic violence charge, Avenatti was released on $50,000 bail. Since his release, Avenatti has denied the allegations.

These charges present an embarrassing setback for the high-profile attorney who has experienced a rise to fame over the past eight months, gaining celebrity status among Democrats for his frequent attacks on President Trump as a “habitual liar,” “complete narcissist,” and “embarrassment to our nation.”

Avenatti’s attacks on Trump earned him extensive airtime on networks like ABC, CNN, and MSNBC, whose programs frequently invited him on as a guest to speak about his ongoing legal battles with the president. The attorney’s newfound status among Democrats would lead him to suggest a possible 2020 presidential run—he started his own PAC, called the Fight PAC, in August, and in November released his first political ad encouraging Americans to vote in the midterm elections. He also visited several early primary states, including Iowa, Nevada, and New Hampshire, leading some to believe his talk of running in 2020 was more than a bluff, and that the lawyer could be serious about challenging President Trump. News outlets took note and began publishing stories celebrating Avenatti’s political trajectory, with headlines like “Michael Avenatti is Winning the 2020 Democratic Primary” and “Michael Avenatti Could be the Democrats’ Trump.”

Yet in the wake of his arrest, Avenatti’s meteoric rise to fame has come crashing down.

Fallout among the attorney’s supporters has been swift: The Vermont Democratic Party cancelled two planned appearances with Avenatti this weekend and refunded all ticket sales. Avenatti remains confident that he will be exonerated of the charges and blames Trump activist Jacob Wohl for the ordeal, suggesting he was unfairly framed. “First Mueller and now me. When we are fully exonerated I am coming for you Jacob Wohl aka Surefire,” he tweeted Thursday.

Nonetheless, Democrats have been quick to distance themselves from the man they once hailed as a media-savvy, smooth-talking champ.

Actress and #MeToo activist Alyssa Milano, who led a protest with Avenatti in front of the White House in July, denounced the attorney Thursday, tweeting, “Totally disgusting. And before anyone asks me, yes, I’m disavowing Avenatti. I do not care what side he’s on.”

The domestic violence charges are not the first hit Avenatti’s reputation has taken. The lawyer’s character was brought into question earlier this fall after circulating bizarre claims of sexual misconduct against then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Following allegations brought forth by Professor Christine Blasey-Ford and Deborah Ramirez, Avenatti took on Kavanaugh’s third accuser, Julie Swetnick, as a client. Swetnick said that Kavanaugh never assaulted her, but had allegedly spiked girls’ drinks at high school parties as part of a “gang rape ring”.

During this time, Avenatti could be found pontificating on Twitter and cable news about the importance of believing women, arguing that all allegations are valid. The attorney’s tune has changed in the wake of his own arrest, as Avenatti continues to deny the allegations, claim he was framed, and insist that the woman accusing him of domestic violence is a liar.

Avenatti says he is still considering a 2020 presidential run, despite the arrest and allegations.

Avenatti’s court date is scheduled for December 5.

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Will N
3 years ago

Would the term Democrat be better spelled Demoncrat ??

this is
3 years ago

I say what goes around, comes around, and that’s exactly what Abernatti got and he deserved it, For a professional, his demeanor was more of a criminal’s rather than an attorney and there is no excuse for that. When God prophesied “if you go against my chosen one”, you will be punished, and that’s what happened. Anyone who goes against Pres. Trump will get their punishment sooner or later, and that is no tall tale. Not one of us on earth is higher and greater than our Creator, so there is no sense in defying Him or what He tells us, but some of us do not listen until it is too late.

Donald Hughes
3 years ago

This idiot couldn’t even run for dog catcher. He truly should remain in prison for being an asshole.

Jeff Shull
3 years ago

Typical democrat. Hypocrite.

SHANE CONWAY
3 years ago

Who said we should all believe the victims? Isn’t that what this joker said during the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings?

Glittergirl
3 years ago

I would vote for my cat over this major loser.

Steve
3 years ago

What goes around, comes around.

Pat R
3 years ago

If after a jail term, former mayor of D.C. Democrat Marion Berry was back-patted and celebrated by D.C. residents and actually voted into City Council. Applause for such incidences over the ensuing years has only increased. Avenatiti may be a white man, but once his crisis of character is over, it wouldn’t surprise me if the Dems don’t embrace him again. He’s just their type.

George
3 years ago
Reply to  Pat R

They might show their ignorance and even get behind Clinton once again. Lie and buy votes for power is their game. Dam America is their battle cry, and even though the ass from Chicago is the most vocal.

Jim M
3 years ago

Please, oh please make this (put your description in here) the dumocratic flag bearer for their party’s presidential candidate next election cycle 2 years from now. Yes, yes, I think he should spend truck loads of money in futility and spread their money around foolishly. But that may not be good advice, that’s what naysayers said about our present president and I really don’t want this *@+%# to accidentally bumble into any government office, from dog catcher president.

JAMES MARHEVKA
3 years ago

This guy is just a sleazy Democrat he epitomizes what the problem is with all Democrats, it’s all about hate it’s not about their character or moral or ethical values it’s always about how much hate and racial divisiveness they can spread. This guy is got a temper that’s just waiting to explode and apparently it just did now he’s a woman beater. In his divorce filing his ex-wife said that he has got severe emotional problems so his first line to the police was she hit me first and now he claims that he’s never hit a woman I don’t buy it. He exploited that porn actress and all the while while representing her she was on stage collecting dollar bills he was off on all these liberal media stations Cock-A-Doodle doing basking in the limelight acting like he’s some democratic hero and all he is is a woman beating zero. I’ve got no empathy for this clown and I can’t imagine anyone could.. The liberal media spent very little time covering this sleazy guys arrest but they were willing to hang out a man with impeccable character. The media and this guy tried to hang a guy like justice Kavanaugh who has led an impeccable life, they made his family suffer through tremendous harassment and meanwhile while I don’t even believe Dr Ford she’s now a millionaire with those five GoFundMe accounts that the Democratic backed people funded for her to come forward and tell her false and what I believe to be a blatant lie about this truly outstanding judge. Where in trouble in the country because of the Democrats they don’t care about doing things right they just care about hate and power and making everyone in their way look bad and look foolish and they don’t tell the truth.

SueK
3 years ago

Avenatti wanted to go down in history for beating Trump; now, he’ll go down in history for beating his wife.

Karma…it’s a beatch.

James
3 years ago

Revenge finally comes to this irritating agitator. On the bright side, it looks like the low-life democrats have another presidential candidate.

Aardvark
3 years ago

Another glaring example of the socialist party Democrats accusing republicans of the exact things they are doing themselves.

J Short
3 years ago

One might say this proves the concept of karma.

Carol D.
3 years ago

Absolutely amazing what the Democrats consider “credentials” for a run at the presidency of the U.S. People may ridicule Trump and be appalled at his less than a diplomatic way of dealing with issues and those opposing him, but, he gets things done and politicians only get done what benefits them at election time and could care less about the country as a whole. We need FEWER politicians in Washington, not more.

Lew Rigaud
3 years ago

Just another SOCIALIST ASS CLOWN!!

Jim M
3 years ago
Reply to  Lew Rigaud

Please don’t insult those 4 legged beasts of burden by associating them with him.

Ivan Berry
3 years ago
Reply to  Jim M

He probably should have said, “Lawyer.”

Arthur Berkeley, Jr.
3 years ago

I wonder what senator blowhardthal has to say about this?

Arthur Berkeley, Jr.
3 years ago

have not seen a word about this in my socialist/ fascist newspaper, the ct. post! What a goof! The scumocrats lose again, as they love to get into bed with pond scum! You reap what you sow.

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