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Michael Avenatti arrested for domestic violence

Michael Avenatti arrested for domestic violence Photo: NBC News

KOB & The Associated Press
November 14, 2018 04:56 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - A law enforcement official says Michael Avenatti is in police custody in Los Angeles following an allegation of domestic violence.
    
The official says Avenatti was taken into custody Wednesday. Police had responded to a domestic violence incident a day earlier and took a report.
    
The official wasn't authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

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Avenatti remained in custody Wednesday evening and a call and text message seeking comment weren't immediately returned.

Avenatti gained notoriety after representing adult film star Stormy Daniels in a lawsuit against President Trump.

A vocal Trump critic, Avenatti became a popular guest on cable news television shows.

Avenatti has also flirted with a run for president, visiting Iowa and attending numerous political events. 

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