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Stormy Daniels says she’ll fire Michael Avenatti if allegations prove true

Washington Examiner logo Washington Examiner 11/15/2018 Caitlin Yilek
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Porn star Stormy Daniels said she will fire attorney Michael Avenatti, who is representing her in cases against President Trump, if the allegations of domestic violence prove to be true.

“These are serious and obviously very troubling allegations, but right now that is all they are: allegations,” Daniels said in a statement to New York Magazine on Thursday.

“We should all reserve judgement until the investigation — an investigation Michael has said he welcomes — is complete, and that’s what I’m going to do. But of course, I do not condone violence against women and if these allegations prove true, I will be seeking new representation.”

Avenatti was arrested Wednesday in Los Angeles on suspicion of domestic violence. It’s unclear who was involved in the alleged incident, and Avenatti called the allegations “ completely bogus.”

“I wish to thank the hard working men and [women] of the LAPD for their professionalism,” he said in a statement released by his law firm. "They were only doing their jobs in light of the completely bogus allegations against me. 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.”

The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed late Wednesday it had arrested and booked Avenatti before he was released on $50,000 bail.

“This is an ongoing investigation and we will provide more details as they become available,” it said.

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