Stormy Daniels Lawyer; Michael Avenatti has been arrested on a domestic violence charge


Michael Avenatti, the attorney for porn actress Stormy Daniels who became a political celebrity and potential contender for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, has been arrested on a domestic violence charge.







TMZthe Hollywood ReporterKABC, the Associated Press, and BuzzFeed News reported that Avenatti was arrested on Wednesday on “suspicion of felony domestic violence.”
The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed the arrest in a tweet, and said Avenatti’s bail was set at $50,000; he was released later on Wednesday. Police did not identify the person whom Avenatti is accused of abusing.


We can confirm that today LAPD Detectives arrested Michael Avenatti on suspicion of domestic violence. This is an ongoing investigation and we will provide more details as they become available.
Update: We can confirm that Michael Avenatti (DOB: 02-16-71) was booked this afternoon on a felony domestic violence charge (273.5 PC). His bail is set at $50,000.

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According to BuzzFeed News, Avenatti told reporters on Wednesday: “I have never struck a woman. ... I am not going to be intimidated from stopping what I am doing.”
TMZ initially reported that the incident involved Avenatti’s estranged wife, Lisa Storie-Avenatti, but her lawyer disputed that account in a statement to BuzzFeed, saying “there has never been domestic violence in her relationship with Michael and ... she has never known Michael to be physically violent toward anyone.”
While it attracted relatively little attention as Avenatti’s star rose during 2018, Storie-Avenatti has accused her husband of emotional abuse before. In court documents filed by Storie-Avenatti’s attorneys and published by Fox News, she describes Avenatti as “emotionally abusive,” describing one incident in detail:
For example, on Sunday, December 17, 2017, I offered for him to be with [redacted, thier child] for 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a nanny present. Petitioner took umbrage with the request for a nanny. On December 17, Petitioner showed up with his 15-year-old daughter, [redacted], and demanded access to the house (Petitioner did not say whether he was interested in seeing [redacted, their child]). I had the nanny take [redacted] upstairs and went outside to talk to Petitioner. Petitioner immediately started yelling at me to let him into the house and started to videotape me with his phone. Petitioner also threatened me that he would be staying at the house every night in the coming week. I told Petitioner to stop making a scene and that he was scaring [redacted] who was hiding behind a pillar. He said that [redacted] was not scared and was there to be his witness. Petitioner continued to yell at me and at some point he must have called the police, who arrived. I heard Petitioner tell the police he wanted access to the house. The police declined Petitioner’s request and later told me that this was going to be a nasty divorce.
Fox News noted that Avenatti denied this allegation:
Avenatti had a different recollection of the incident. He denied to Fox News that there was verbal abuse and said he never threatened to stay in the house against his wife’s wishes, though he added that, “if I did, that was my right under California law.”
He said the police were actually supportive of him, but “stated they could not grant me access, but if I wanted to force access I could because I had every right to the home.”
Avenatti became a national political figure by serving as Stormy Daniels’s attorney as she revealed her alleged affair with Donald Trump, and hush money payments made by Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen, to the public. The scandal led to Cohen pleading guilty to eight criminal charges in federal court.
Avenatti also represented Julie Swetnick, who alleged that she saw now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh engage in sexual misconduct at parties. And he has openly explored the idea of running for president in 2020 as a Democrat, arguing that Democrats need a fighter who could take on Trump at his level.
At the very least, Avenatti is similar to Trump in one important way: Both have faced serious accusations of abuse against women.

49ers cheerleader kneels again during national anthem of Veterans Day football game

A San Francisco 99ers cheerleader, who kneeled during the national anthem at a game earlier this month, protested again during the Veterans Day football game on Monday night by taking a knee.






The cheerleader, identified as 24-year-old Kayla Morris, reportedly kneeled for the second consecutive 49ers' game as San Francisco fell to the New York Giants 27-23.
Morris had followed the cue of some National Football League (NFL) players and took a knee during the national anthem for the first time on November 1, after players during the game were banned from protesting on the field.
She had stirred up controversy by kneeling ahead of their home game against the Oakland Raiders at Levi's Stadium. The rare moment of the on-field protest by the cheerleader was captured on camera by a Raiders fan Lenny Herold. Morris is believed to be the first cheerleader to have taken a knee during the national anthem.

NFL players began taking a knee during the national anthem two years ago in an effort to protest police brutality and rampant racism in the country.
The unique protest was started by football quarterback Colin Kaepernick when he was with the San Francisco 49ers in 2016 and stirred a nation-wide controversy. Other players took his cue and joined the protest in the 2016 season, and a few players have continued the protest till now.
Kaepernick, during a post-game interview, said: "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder. " The quarterback has not played in the NFL since 2016 and is reportedly fighting a collusion case against the football league from blocking him out of the games. 
More than 200 players sat or knelt during the national anthem on September 24, 2017 in response to President Donald Trump who slammed the players' actions and called on the owners of their teams to "fire" the players who protested.




This is Kayla. She’s a San Francisco 49ers cheerleader. She kneeled during National Anthem ceremonies. Multiple cheerleaders have sued NFL teams over harsh treatment and meager benefits. She’s put her career at risk for something bigger than herself. https://www.kron4.com/sports/nfl/49ers/49ers-cheerleader-who-took-a-knee-during-anthem-identified-as-antioch-woman/1569656895 

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Although they are many who have supported the cheerleader's peaceful protest, there are others who have called the act disrespectful considering it came just a day after Veterans Day, according to the Daily Mail.
Reports state that the team coaches and staff at the game were wearing green gear instead of their original team colors to honor the men and women in service. 

Morris' former teammate, Kayla Rossell, while talking to the Daily Mail, after her first protest had said: "I think it’s an extremely brave and courageous thing to do... and I think it’s been met with love and respect from both the Gold Rush director as well as the team itself, just based on my past experiences there. If I were still cheering, I would support her 100% and am proud to call her a former teammate. I hope and pray the fans give her a similar level of love and support." 

'The Bachelor' stars Arie Luyendyk Jr.and Lauren Burnham are expecting their first child!


'The Bachelor' couple Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Lauren Burnham have a baby on the way! The soon-to-be parents got engaged in March and are all set to marry in January. Is the date going to be pushed with a baby on the way? The happy couple shared with US Weekly, how they found out that Burnham was pregnant.“I kind of had a feeling that I might be pregnant. 







So my friend insisted on bringing a pregnancy test over,” said Lauren. “Arie came out with the test in his hand and tears in his eyes. He was like, ‘You’re pregnant!’”, she continued. They both further revealed how they bought 6 more pregnancy tests just to make sure! “We weren’t trying, but we are so excited. It’s going to be a whole new chapter in our lives,” said Arie.


Given that their wedding is in January, will things change now that Lauren is pregnant? She reveals, "The first thing we thought of was, 'Oh, my gosh. Our wedding!' Obviously, we're not married yet, but this is the way it happened." She continued, "And this is probably the way it was meant to happen!" Looks like the couple doesn't plan on changing their wedding date. 
E! News reports that Lauren spoke about how her first trimester was rather difficult. "I had really bad morning sickness and barely left the house. But over the last week, I've started feeling a lot better, so it's nice to have my energy back," says the mom-to-be. She's happy that her fiance takes care of most things around the house, which has been a great help to her. 37-year-old Arie already has predictions for the kind of parents he thinks the couple will be. He thinks he's going to be "such a softie" whereas his fiance is "a little bit more of the disciplinarian." Burnham jokingly added, "We're kind of basing it off of how we parent our dogs!"

Lauren and Arie have had quite the rollercoaster relationship. They got engaged eight months ago on 'The Bachelor'. Arie had originally proposed to Becca Kufrin, 28, but realized he still had feelings for the runner-up on the show, Lauren. After a heartbreaking break-up with Becca on TV, that faced a major backlash from fans all over, he got engaged to Burnham and the couple has been together ever since! Becca got another chance at her happily ever after, as she went on to star on 'The Bachelorette' and is now engaged to Garrett Yrigoyen. Lauren and Arie, with their baby on board, are set to marry in Hawaii on January 2019.

Malia Obama told dad Barack to 'just be cool' when a boy she liked came to pick her up for prom night

Michelle Obama's new novel 'Becoming' is causing waves all over the country and, apart from giving a stinging criticism of Donald Trump, the book also speaks about quite a few sweet moments that the former First Family shared, including untold details about daughter Malia’s prom night. According to the book, which officially hits the stands on Tuesday, a 16-year-old Malia reportedly begged the First Lady and the President to "be cool" on her special night. “Just be cool please, okay?” she said to her parents.






In 2015 spring, Malia told her parents that she’d been invited to prom “by a boy she kind of liked,” wrote Michelle in the book. At the time, Malia and her sister Sasha, who were inherently First Daughters owing to their father's presidential post, weren’t permitted to travel in vehicles with anyone who wasn’t in the Secret Service.

U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he walks with first lady Michelle Obama and daughter Malia, toward Marine One while departing from the White House, on January 10, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he walks with first lady Michelle Obama and daughter Malia, toward Marine One while departing from the White House, on January 10, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

But, for that particular day, Barack decided to make an "exception" for his daughter's sake. “On the appointed evening, her date arrived in his car,” the former first lady wrote. She added, “...clearing security at the southeast gate of the White House, following the path up and around the South Lawn by which heads of state and other visiting dignitaries normally arrived, and then gamely — bravely — walking into the Dip Room dressed in a black suit.”
It was then that Malia asked her parents to be cool. “Her embarrassment [had] already [begun] to smolder as we rode the elevator downstairs,” she wrote in the book. “I was barefoot, and Barack was in flip-flops. Malia wore a long black skirt and an elegant bare-shouldered top. She looked beautiful and about twenty-three years old.”

First Lady Michelle Obama arrives with daughters Malia Obama (C) and Sasha Obama (L) at Malpensa Airport on June 17, 2015 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
First Lady Michelle Obama arrives with daughters Malia Obama (C) and Sasha Obama (L) at Malpensa Airport on June 17, 2015 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/Getty Images)
While Malia “still laughs” and remembers their encounter with her date as “a bit excruciating,” Michelle says in her book that she and her husband did manage to pull off their daughter’s request after all. However, there is a special reason as to how the former president was able to calmly handle the situation, something he discussed in a 2016 interview.
“The truth is, I’m pretty relaxed about it for two reasons,” he said at the time. “One is Michelle — she’s such a great example of how she carries herself, her self-esteem, not depending on boys to validate how you look or not letting yourself be judged by anything other than your character and intelligence.” He added, “Hopefully I’ve been a good example in terms of how I show respect to my wife.” The second reason he doesn’t worry about his daughters is more straightforward: “They have Secret Service.”

Malia and Sasha Obama depart ahead of their parents United States President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama depart the White House August 6, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)
Malia and Sasha Obama depart ahead of their parents United States President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama depart the White House August 6, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

When remembering Malia’s prom night, Michelle also delved into how she also took comfort in knowing her daughter had a Secret Service detail. “Barack and I shook the young man’s hand, snapped a few pictures, and gave our daughter a hug before sending them on their way,” she wrote.
“We took what was perhaps unfair comfort in the knowledge that Malia’s security detail would basically ride the boy’s bumper all the way to the restaurant where they were going for dinner before the dance and would remain on quiet duty throughout the night.”


Malia Obama attends a State Dinner at the White House March 10, 2016 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
Malia Obama attends a State Dinner at the White House March 10, 2016 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

'The Clinton Affair': Monica Lewinsky reveals she mistook Bill Clinton semen stain for ‘spinach dip’ in new documentary

Monica Lewinsky is finally opening up about the details of her affair with former President Bill Clinton. Reports state Lewinsky, in her new A&E docuseries 'The Clinton Affair' which premiers on November 18, has discussed everything from how Clinton wooed her to the infamous stain on her blue dress.







Lewinsky, in one episode, which was viewed by the New York Post, said that she was not aware that the infamous blue dress she was wearing at the time was stained and at one point also believed that she had gotten spinach dip on the frock she was wearing.
Lewinsky, in the series, also revealed that she had gotten the stain after performing a sex act on the president in the bathroom of the Oval office, adding that the incident occurred shortly after Clinton gifted her a hat pin and a copy of Walt Whitman's 'Leave of Grass', according to The Starr Report.
"I went to dinner that night. None of these people said to me, 'Hey, you’ve got to go to the bathroom, you’ve got stuff all over your dress,'" Lewinsky said, adding that she was called to the White House with a promise of a present and she entered the Oval Office with Clinton and his secretary. The secretary reportedly hid in the dining room and had only initially accompanied them so the duo would not be seen alone. 

A photograph showing former White House intern Monica Lewinsky meeting President Bill Clinton at a White House Christmas part December 16, 1996 submitted as evidence in documents by the Starr investigation and released by the House Judicary committee September 21, 1998.
A photograph showing former White House intern Monica Lewinsky meeting President Bill Clinton at a White House Christmas part December 16, 1996 submitted as evidence in documents by the Starr investigation and released by the House Judicary committee September 21, 1998.

Lewinsky said that when the two were alone in the Oval Office, he handed her a hat pin, saying "you always look so cute in hats" or "you and your hats." The pin was followed by a "really beautiful copy" of Whitman's 'Leaves of Grass'. The duo then headed to the lavatory shortly after that.

Monica did not realize that a stain on the blue Gap dress she had worn for the encounter with Clinton was the president’s semen until months later (Getty Images)
Monica did not realize that a stain on the blue Gap dress she had worn for the encounter with Clinton was the president’s semen until months later (Getty Images)

"And so we moved to the bathroom and were more intimate. There was some attention paid on me and then I was reciprocating, where up until that point he had always stopped before completion on his part," Lewinsky recalled. "I sort of stood up and said I wanted to move past that stage and so he finally said OK."
"So that finished and then I hugged him after. And he hugged me. And off I went," she added.
Lewinsky, in an article for Vanity Fair, also said that she was disappointed that Clinton doesn't think he should apologize to his former intern, and she also expressed her desire to say sorry to his wife Hillary Clinton.

Monica Lewinsky says that she was not even aware the dress was stained (Getty Images)
Monica Lewinsky says that she was not even aware the dress was stained (Getty Images)

"The process of this docuseries led me to new rooms of shame that I still needed to explore, and delivered me to Grief’s doorstep," Lewinsky wrote in the article. "Grief for a relationship that had no normal closure, and instead was slowly dismantled by two decades of Bill Clinton's behavior that eventually (eventually!) helped me understand how, at 22, I took the small, narrow sliver of the man I knew and mistook it for the whole."

"My first public words after the scandal—uttered in an interview with Barbara Walters on March 3, 1999—were an apology directly to Chelsea and Mrs. Clinton," Lewinsky wrote. "And if I were to see Hillary in person today, I know that I would summon up whatever force I needed to again acknowledge to her—sincerely—how very sorry I am," she added.

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