Michael Avenatti threatens TMZ for its story on his arrest

OAN Newsroom
5:45 PM PT — Fri. Nov. 16, 2018

Michael Avenatti is threatening to take legal action against TMZ, following his arrest on domestic violence charges.

FILE – In this July 27, 2018, file photo Michael Avenatti, talks to the media during a news conference in front of the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Los Angeles. A California judge on Monday, Oct. 22, ordered Avenatti to pay $4.85 million to an attorney at his former law firm. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Avenatti, in a Tweet Friday, said the TMZ reporter responsible for breaking the story on his arrest “better get their checkbook ready,” claiming the story was malicious and false.

He went on to say the allegations were “designed to harm him” and his estranged wife Lisa, and he fully plans to “expose” the outlet for defending “garbage like that.”

Avenatti also blames Gateway Pundit blogger Jacob Whol, suggesting he was somehow behind his arrest, and threatened to go after him.

In response, Wohl said Avenatti’s criminal threats against him are being reported to law enforcement.

Avenatti was taken into custody by the Los Angeles Police Department on Wednesday on suspicion of domestic violence, after an allegedly physical altercation with his estranged wife.

Source: One America News Feed

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