The attorney who stood behind a woman accusing Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct — advocating to “believe all woman,” despite the lack of “corroborating evidence” — was arrested for his own alleged incident against a woman.
Attorney Michael Avenatti was arrested on Wednesday after a woman, who appeared to have a “swollen and bruised” face with “red marks” on both cheeks, filed a felony domestic violence against Avenatti, TMZ reported.
He was since released on a $50,000 bail and has denied the allegations.
The attorney, who has taken many swipes at President Donald Trump and is considering a run against Trump in 2020, is now not welcome to attend an event in the state of Vermont.
The Vermont Democratic Party is not taking the accusations against Avenatti lightly as they have canceled his upcoming events on Friday and Saturday.
The Vermont Democratic Party’s Communication’s Director R. Christopher Di Mezzo wrote in a statement that they will be refunding tickets to these events.
“It has been widely reported by ABC News and other outlets that Michael Avenatti has been arrested in Los Angeles, California on charges of suspected felony domestic violence.”
“The Vermont Democratic Party has cancelled Mr. Avenatti’s forthcoming scheduled appearances in Vermont, and will be refunding all ticket sales,” Di Mezzo continued.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Avenatti Appearances Cancelled Due to Allegations of Domestic Violence
The Vermont Democratic Party has cancelled Mr. Avenatti’s forthcoming scheduled appearances in Vermont, and will be refunding all ticket sales. pic.twitter.com/L8bbjGbrJt
— R. Christopher Di Mezzo (@rcdimezzo) November 14, 2018
The attorney was previously adamant that his client accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct had “credible information” — and even defended the woman, saying, “It is disgusting that these cowards blame my client and the other accusers from coming forward” — however, he now faces accusations from a woman of his own.
After being released, Avenatti said in a brief news conference that he “never struck a woman” and is “confident” that he will be “fully exonerated.”
In a statement, he wrote:
“I have never been physically abusive in my life nor was I last night. Any accusations to the contrary are fabricated and meant to do harm to my reputation. I look forward to being fully exonerated.”
Avenatti’s recent charges could trash his considerations on running in the 2020 presidential election, however, he is expected to appear in court on December 5 at 8:30 a.m. to answer to the domestic violence accusations.