It’s been a WEEK since Michael Avenatti was arrested on charges of suspected domestic violence.
Update: We can confirm that Michael Avenatti (DOB: 02-16-71) was booked this afternoon on a felony domestic violence charge (273.5 PC). His bail is set at $50,000.
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) November 15, 2018
“We can confirm that today LAPD Detectives arrested Michael Avenatti on suspicion of domestic violence,” according to the LAPD.
“We can confirm that Michael Avenatti (DOB: 02-16-71) was booked this afternoon on a felony domestic violence charge (273.5 PC). His bail is set at $50,000.”
President Trump hasn’t said anything about it… until now.
While addressing reporters, President Trump was asked, “Do you have any reaction to Michael Avenatti being arrested for domestic violence?”
“No, I wish him the best of luck.”
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) November 20, 2018
“I wish him the best of luck!” Trump emphatically repeated, with a sly smirk.
Avenatti has maintained that he is innocent and has blamed “the right” and controversial figure Jacob Wohl for the charges against him.
“I’m going to make this very brief and very succinct. … I have never struck a woman. I never will strike a woman. I have been an advocate for women’s rights my entire career, and I’m going to continue to be an advocate,” Avenatti told reporters after posting bail.
“I am not going to be intimidated from stopping what I am doing,” he continued. “I am a father to two beautiful, smart daughters. I would never disrespect them by touching a woman inappropriately or striking a woman. I am looking forward to a full investigation at which point I am confident that I will be fully exonerated. I also want to thank everyone for their support that has reached out. You know my character, you know me as a man, and I appreciate it.”
And if you’re wondering why this seems SO familiar?
Well… POTUS had something similar to say when Alec Baldwin was recently arrested.
— ABC News (@ABC) November 2, 2018
“WISH HIM LUCK” is the new “Bless his heart.”