President Donald Trump had a short response when asked about Michael Avenatti’s domestic abuse allegations.
Avenatti is one of Trump’s most outspoken critics and is the lawyer for adult film star Stormy Daniels. He was recently arrested for what TMZ reported as domestic abuse.
Although the lawyer denies the allegations, Trump wished Avenatti the best when responding to the news.
“I wish him the best of luck,” said Trump with a smile.
Michael Avenatti addresses Los Angeles arrest: "I have never struck a woman. I never will strike a woman…I am looking forward to a full investigation, at which point I am confident that I will be fully exonerated" https://t.co/cnwTiOuwxR pic.twitter.com/7RSpTTWG74
— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 15, 2018
During a press conference, Avenatti denied the claims and said he is confident he will be cleared of all charges.
“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. I am not going to be intimidated from stopping what I am doing. 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.”
.@MichaelAvenatti, when Brett Kavanaugh issued a similar denial about 35 year old allegations you presented with no evidence, you tried even harder to destroy his life.
Your case is days old with a complaining victim displaying physical injuries.
Let’s play by your rules. https://t.co/lXihevsBPo
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) November 15, 2018
Avenatti had represented Kavanaugh accusers whose stories were eventually found to be false.
There are no conclusive reports on whether the abuse allegations are true, but the woman involved has filed for a restraining order against Avenatti.