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Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti reportedly arrested for domestic violence

Stormy Daniels’ lawyer and fierce President Trump critic Michael Avenatti was busted in Los Angeles for allegedly attacking a woman at an apartment complex and leaving her face “swollen and bruised.”

Avenatti was taken into custody Wednesday on suspicion of domestic violence for the incident, which took place a day earlier, according to the LAPD.

The victim was not identified, but she is not his estranged wife, Lisa Storie-Avenatti.

When the LAPD first responded to the call on Wednesday, Avenatti could be heard saying “She hit me first, This is bulls–t,” according to TMZ, which first reported the story.

The victim ran out of the apartment building wearing sunglasses and saying on the phone, “I can’t believe you did this to me,” according to the site. “I’m going to get a restraining order against you.”

A source told the website the domestic incident began on Tuesday when Avenatti “kicked her out of the apartment.”

The LAPD confirmed the arrest on Wednesday night but stressed that the investigation has not concluded.

“Detectives arrested Michael Avenatti on suspicion of domestic violence,” the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement on Twitter. “This is an ongoing investigation and we will provide more details as they become available.”

Avenatti released a statement Wednesday night calling the allegations “completely bogus.”
“I wish to thank the hard working men and woman of the LAPD for their professionalism they were only doing their jobs in light of the completely bogus allegations against me,” the statement read.

“I have never been physically abusive in my life nor was I last night. Any accusations to the contrary are fabricated and meant to do harm to my reputation. I look forward to being fully exonerated.”

Storie-Avenatti released a statement that said she was not the alleged victim of violence and she “has never known Michael to be physically violent toward anyone.”

Avenatti became a cable news fixture after Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, came forward with accusations about an affair with Trump.

Daniels has said she had sex with Trump in 2006 — and was paid $130,000 to keep it quiet. Trump has denied having an affair.

The lawyer has even been mulling a run for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020.

Avenatti was released from police custody Wednesday evening.

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