Actress Who Accused Avenatti of Domestic Violence Reportedly Files For Restraining Order


An actress who accused Michael Avenatti of domestic violence filed a restraining order against the lawyer on Monday, according to a new report.

Mareli Miniutti, an Estonian actress who recently appeared in Ocean’s Eight, filed the restraining order against Avenatti in Los Angeles, the Blast reported. The lawyer, best known for representing Stormy Daniels in her legal battles with President Donald Trump, was arrested last week on suspicion of domestic violence — an allegation he has denied.

Following the report from the Blast, Avenatti again denied the allegation on Twitter.

“I look forward to a full clearing of my name and disclosure of all of the facts,” he wrote. “I have NEVER abused a woman or committed domestic violence against anyone. Any claim to the contrary is completely bogus and fabricated. I am a target. And I will be exonerated.”

While it was initially reported by TMZ that Avenatti’s estranged wife had accused him of domestic violence, this was quickly corrected after she denied the incident occurred. Avenatti has suggested Jacob Wohl, — a pro-Trump internet personality behind a plot to accuse Special Counsel Robert Mueller of misconduct — is behind his arrest.

“First Mueller and now me. When we are fully exonerated I am coming for you Jacob Wohl aka Surefire,” he tweeted.

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