Michael Avenatti, most famous for representing Stormy Daniels in her case against Donald Trump, will not be facing any charges following his arrest for domestic violence allegations which occurred in West Hollywood last week.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said last Wednesday that they had given up Avenatti’s case to the LA City attorney for misdemeanor charges.
The 47-year-old was detained by authorities after they responded to a call in Century City the previous day on the 13th of November. Initially, the police booked him on felony domestic violence, and he was later released on $50,000 bail.
On Wednesday, Michael said that he was grateful for the LA DA’s Office rejection of the charges. He said he was proud they were able to give him a “fair” and “careful” consideration, as well as a thorough investigation.
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As most know, Avenatti has been in the headlines as the representation for Stormy Daniels, who claims she had a sexual relationship with Donald Trump back in 2006 when he was the host of The Apprentice on NBC.
Later on, she was supposedly given $130,000 in hush money from Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. She signed a non-disclosure agreement and was fighting to have the contract revoked – a battle which she later lost.
On Monday, actress Mareli Miniutti was awarded a temporary restraining order against the lawyer. The 24-year-old said in court documents that she and Michael had started living together in January, and he once dragged her across the floor of his LA apartment because of an argument regarding money.
Michael’s lawyers, Evan Jenness, and Richard Beada released a statement to CNN saying Michael and Mareli had gotten into an argument, in which Miniutti became “volatile,” “agitated,” and “irrational.”
Despite her increasingly erratic behavior, Michael didn’t inflict any harm on her during self-defense. Another hearing is scheduled for the 10th of December.
As it was previously reported, Michael said he considered running for the presidency. However, it looks like that ship has sailed, unless of course, he’s able to weather the controversy, not unlike the current president, Trump.