Vermont Dems cancel Avenatti event following his arrest

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Democrats have canceled several events with Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti following his arrest over allegations of domestic violence .

Avenatti, whose representation of Daniels and criticism of President Donald Trump led to speculation of a 2020 presidential run, was taken into police custody Wednesday. Police responded Tuesday to a report of domestic violence and he remained in police custody in Los Angeles.

R. Christopher Di Mezzo, the communication director for the Vermont Democratic Party, tells the Burlington Free Press the Avenatti’s appearances in Vermont this weekend were canceled. He said the party “wasn’t going to step in that arena with him” as a result of the arrest.

The party was set to host Avenatti Friday at ArtsRiot in Burlington, and the Hotel Coolidge in White River Junction Saturday.

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