Michael Avenatti

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Avenatti released after domestic violence charge

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Michael Avenatti (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Michael Avenatti has been released from police custody following his arrest on a felony domestic violence charge in Los Angeles. As he walked out of the police station Wednesday, Avenatti told reporters he “has never struck a woman.” He says he has been … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Avenatti released after domestic violence charge

WASHINGTON | Official: Michael Avenatti in Los Angeles police custody

WASHINGTON— A law enforcement official says Michael Avenatti is in police custody in Los Angeles following an allegation of domestic violence. The official says Avenatti was taken into custody Wednesday. Police had responded to a domestic violence incident a day earlier and took a report. The official wasn’t authorized to discuss the matter publicly and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Official: Michael Avenatti in Los Angeles police custody

WASHINGTON | GOP chairman refers Kavanaugh accuser for criminal probe

WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman wants a criminal investigation of a woman who said she wrote an anonymous letter alleging sexual misconduct by now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, but later recanted authorship and admitted she didn’t know him. Sen. Chuck Grassley tells the Justice Department that Judy Munro-Leighton contacted his committee in October … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GOP chairman refers Kavanaugh accuser for criminal probe

LOS ANGELES | Judge: Michael Avenatti must pay $4.85M in ex-lawyer’s suit

LOS ANGELES— A California judge on Monday ordered Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti to pay $4.85 million to an attorney at his former law firm, the first time the potential presidential candidate is being held personally liable in the case. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Dennis Landin issued the ruling after turning down a request … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Judge: Michael Avenatti must pay $4.85M in ex-lawyer’s suit

WASHINGTON | Judge: Michael Avenatti must pay $4.85 in ex-lawyer’s suit

WASHINGTON— A California judge has ordered Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti to pay $4.85 million to an attorney at his former law firm. The ruling was issued Monday in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Avenatti didn’t attending the court proceeding. The judge said Avenatti must pay the money because he personally guaranteed a settlement with … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Judge: Michael Avenatti must pay $4.85 in ex-lawyer’s suit

WASHINGTON | Lawyer: Trump doesn’t think Stormy Daniels’ deal is valid

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump does not believe porn actress Stormy Daniels’ hush-money deal, which his former personal lawyer said was done to influence the 2016 presidential election, is valid and will not carry out threats to sue her for breaking the agreement by discussing details of their alleged affair, Trump’s attorney said in a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Lawyer: Trump doesn’t think Stormy Daniels’ deal is valid

GREENFIELD, N.H | Avenatti visits New Hampshire as he considers 2020 bid

GREENFIELD, N.H — The attorney who has bedeviled President Donald Trump over his immigration policy and personal indiscretions is floating a possible presidential bid with New Hampshire voters. Michael Avenatti on Sunday attended the Hillsborough County Democrats’ Summer Picnic fundraiser in Greenfield. Avenatti tells Democrats that his fighting spirit can counter Trump’s pugilistic style. Modifying … Continue reading GREENFIELD, N.H | Avenatti visits New Hampshire as he considers 2020 bid