Just when it seems things couldn’t get any worse for Michael Avenatti, they do.
After being arrested last week for felony domestic battery, things just took another turn.
Mareli Miniutti, an aspiring actress who most recently appeared in Ocean’s 8, has filed for a Restraining Order against Avenatti.
Here are the reports on Twitter:
Here's more on the story, from Fox News:
An aspiring film actress on Monday filed a restraining order against lawyer Michael Avenatti – just days after he was detained by police on domestic violence charges, according to court records obtained by The Blast.
Mareli Miniutti, an actress who appeared in Ocean’s 8, filed the domestic violence restraining order Monday in Los Angeles, the report said. It wasn’t immediately clear if Miniutti was the woman who accused Avenatti of domestic violence last week.
Miniutti did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment.
"I have NEVER abused a woman or committed domestic violence," Avenatti tweeted after the restraining order was first reported. "Any claim to the contrary is completely bogus and fabricated. I am a target. And I will be exonerated.”
Avenatti was formally charged Wednesday with felony domestic violence, LAPD Officer Rosario Herrera told Fox News.
Police didn't immediately disclose details about the arrest incident but Officer Tony Im, an LAPD spokesman, said the victim has visible injuries.
TMZ, which first reported the domestic violence allegations, cited an unnamed law enforcement source who said the woman's face was "swollen and bruised."
Avenatti claims he's innocent:
Avenatti has had many other legal woes recently.
Don't forget this story from the NY Post about Avenatti's eviction from his commercially-leased law firm space:
Stormy Daniels’ embattled lawyer Michael Avenatti lost a last-ditch appeal Friday to block the eviction of his law practice from its California offices, according to a new report.
Avenatti — who was busted earlier this week in LA on domestic violence allegations — now needs to move out of his ocean-view suite in a Newport Beach office building after Orange County Superior Court Judge Robert J. Moss affirmed an October order that the attorney and his staff vacate the premises, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Avenatti’s longtime firm, Eagan Avenatti, had skipped four months of rent payments — totaling $213,254 — prompting the landlord, Irvine Co., to sue for eviction.
The landlord won the case last month, during a trial that Avenatti skipped, according to the report. Then, the local sheriff’s office posted a notice demanding that the firm vacate by early on Nov. 1.
He requested a reprieve, which granted him a delay until Friday’s hearing. But he didn’t show up to that one either, the paper reported.
Moss asked Mark Kompa, the landlord’s attorney, if he had heard from Avenatti — and he replied that the two had spoken on Tuesday.
“There were other events that transpired so I haven’t heard from him since then,” Kompa said, according to the report.
The next day, Avenatti was booked on a felony domestic violence charge. He was released later that evening after posting $50,000 bond and has vehemently denied the allegations.
When asked about the eviction order in an email, Avenatti told the LA Times, “It does not matter as Eagan Avenatti, my former firm, was already in the process of moving. A non-event.”