Actress Obtains Domestic Violence Restraining Order Against Michael Avenatti
Michael Avenatti continues to insist that he’s innocent of the domestic violence charge on which he was arrested last week, but the actress accusing him doesn’t seem to share his view on the situation. On Monday, Mareli Miniutti filed for a protective restraining order against the Creepy Porn Lawyer in Los Angeles, bringing the country one step closer to putting the sad, roller-coaster saga of this despicable attorney-turned-liberal-activist behind us for good.
Avenatti was typically fired up in his statement refuting the charges.
“I look forward to a full clearing of my name and disclosure of all the facts,” he said. “I have NEVER abused a woman or committed domestic violence against anyone. Any claim to the contrary is completely bogus and fabricated. I am a target. And I will be exonerated.”
Avenatti’s latest and greatest fall from grace began last Wednesday when police were called to an exclusive apartment complex in Century City. The lawyer was taken into LAPD custody and booked on felony domestic violence charges. According to TMZ, the women in question – now identified as Miniutti – ran out of the building and shouted on her cell phone: “I can’t believe you did this to me. I’m going to get a restraining order against you.”
For his part, Avenatti reportedly yelled back: “She hit me first! This is bulls**t!”
Which sounds like the kind of thing you yell when you are completely innocent of the “bogus and fabricated” charges.
To bolster his claim of innocence, Avenatti referred Tuesday to a story from HillReporter.com, a left-wing outlet that is the brainchild of anti-Trump activitsts Brian and Ed Krassenstein. They ran a story touting an Instagram video Miniutti allegedly posted hours after Avenatti was arrested, in which she is smiling and apparently free of bruising.
“People think they are so smart,” Avenatti tweeted. “Until they post stuff on IG that undercuts their bogus, fabricated claims they made less than 24 hrs earlier. We can’t wait for justice!”
It is, of course, entirely possible that the video Miniutti posted was from earlier in the week. It is also possible that she had concealer on to hide whatever bruises Avenatti gave her.
And hey, it’s also possible that he’s telling the truth and all of this is just a slapped-together attempt to destroy his reputation.
If so, it’s a weird sort of poetic justice. Avenatti, of course, in addition to being an attorney for Stormy Daniels, represented Julie Swetnick, the least credible of Brett Kavanaugh’s accusers. If he now faces false charges in the age of “Believe All Women,” he can blame himself for contributing to an environment in which we convict first, ask questions later.