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Michael Avenatti Avoids Felony Charge After Domestic Violence Arrest, Misdemeanor Charge Still Possible

The L.A. district attorney has declined to seek felony charges against Michael Avenatti following his arrest for suspected domestic violence last week.

In a post to Twitter, the D.A.’s office announced that it is not pursuing a felony in Avenatti’s case.

Avenatti responded to the news with a statement posted to Twitter:

“I am thankful that the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has rejected filing any charges against me after a fair, careful and thorough investigation,” Avenatti said. “I have maintained my innocence since the moment of my arrest. I wish to thank my supporters, friends, family, attorneys and clients for the outpouring of support they provided.”

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