After arrest, Michael Avenatti denies LA domestic violence

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti denies allegations of domestic violence.

Avenatti was arrested Wednesday near his skyscraper apartment in a ritzy area of Los Angeles. Police won’t release details but say the alleged victim had visible injuries.

After posting $50,000 bail, Avenatti called the felony allegation “completely bogus” and said it was made up to harm his reputation. As he left a police station where he was booked, Avenatti told reporters that he’s never hit a woman and is confident he’ll be exonerated.

Avenatti became famous representing Daniels, a porn actress who claims she had an affair with Donald Trump and has sued to invalidate a confidentiality agreement she signed.

Avenatti has also harshly criticized the president and has said he’s mulling a 2020 presidential run.

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