On Wednesday, the District Attorney in Los Angeles referred Michael Avenatti’s domestic violence case to the City Attorney’s Office for misdemeanor filing consideration.
A case presented today by #LosAngeles police involving attorney Michael Avenatti has been referred to the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office for misdemeanor filing consideration, the #LACounty District Attorney’s Office announced. @CityAttorneyLA @LAPDHQ #LADAOffice
— LA District Attorney (@LADAOffice) November 21, 2018
TMZ recently published a story alleging Avenatti beat his girlfriend and “left her face bruised and swollen.” The embattled attorney has since demanded an apology from the entertainment news outlet:
I am still waiting for apologies from @tmz for their demonstrably false article from last Wed (false on at least 9 key “facts,” including that I beat a woman in her face). I am also waiting on apologies from all of the other news orgs that quoted from the story bc they are lazy.
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) November 21, 2018
Avenatti is infamously known as the “Creepy Porn Lawyer” by many conservatives and is rumored to be a Democratic candidate for president in 2020.
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