Michael Avenatti, a frequent president-trump critic and lawyer for adult movie star Stormy Daniels, indicted on Wednesday night after his arrest for domestic violence and said he was "fully relieved."
Later, he appeared to a group of reporters who in turn denied the allegations and thanked the LAPD, who said "had no choice given the allegations."
"I have never beaten a woman, I will never beat a woman advocate of women's rights throughout my career, and I will continue to be a proponent, I will not be intimidated by what I will do," he continued. "I am a father of two beautiful, clever daughters, I would never disregard them if I inappropriately touch a woman or stroke a woman, and I look forward to a full investigation that I'm sure will give me full relief I also want to thank everyone for the support they have achieved, they know my character, they know me as a man and I appreciate it. "
Avenatti was formally charged with assault for domestic violence, and his bail was $ 50,000, LAPD officer Rosario Herrera told Fox News.
TMZ, who reported the arrest for the first time, said the lawyer kicked a woman out of the home. The sales office initially reported that the alleged incident was a disfigured wife of Avenatti, before later describing the person as simply a woman. The report quoted an unnamed source of law enforcement and said the woman's face was "swollen and injured."
Avenatti, who has said in the past that he is researching a 2020 presidential race against Trump, caught the eye as he began to represent Daniels. 1
"We can confirm that the LAPD detectives have arrested Michael Avenatti today on suspicion of domestic violence," tweeted the LAPD . "This is an ongoing investigation and we will provide more details as they become available."
The indictment was due to an alleged incident on Tuesday, prompting authorities to respond and report, an unidentified law enforcement official told The Associated Press. 19659003] Fox News & # 39; Lee Ross, Corbett Riner, Brooke Singman, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.