Miniutti was allegedly Avenatti's date to Anthony Scaramucci's book signing party.
Cernovich media can confirm that Mareli Miniutti attended a book signing party for Anthony Scaramucci as Michael Avenatti’s date. https://t.co/gE9WcS8DLC— Mike Cernovich ???? (@Cernovich) November 20, 2018
When celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti was arrested for domestic violence allegations last week, it was initially reported that the woman he had a confrontation with was his ex-wife. We now know that to be false. The woman involved in that incident is 20-year-old actress Mareli Miniutti, who just filed a domestic violence restraining order against Avenatti, The Blast reported.
Breaking: Actress Mareli Miniutti has filed for a domestic violence restraining order against attorney Michael Avenatti per court records.— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) November 20, 2018
BIG:— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 20, 2018
We now know the identity of the woman accusing Creepy Porn Lawyer Michael Avenatti of domestic violence:
Actress Mareli Miniutti
The Ocean's Eight actress filed for a domestic violence restraining order against Avenatti according to court recordshttps://t.co/RHV5O3lg4P pic.twitter.com/5HJbrcRD7P
To keep track, Avenatti was— Richard Armande Mills (RAM) (@RAMRANTS) November 20, 2018
—accused of dating porn actresses by his estranged wife
—deemed “abusive” by his wife
—arrested for domestic violence with a $50K bail, as documented by @LAPDHQ
—reportedly served a restraining order by actress Mareli Miniutti
I see a pattern forming. pic.twitter.com/QUIXeKmX3D
Avenatti was quick to take to Twitter to defend himself:
I look forward to a full clearing of my name and disclosure of all of the facts. I have NEVER abused a woman or committed domestic violence against anyone. Any claim to the contrary is completely bogus and fabricated. I am a target. And I will be exonerated.— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) November 20, 2018
Avenatti was arrested on Wednesday when a felony domestic violence report was made against him. According to a TMZ law enforcement source, Miniutti's face was "swollen and bruised" from the incident that took place on Tuesday. On Wednesday, she was reportedly seen with sunglasses covering her face, screaming into her cell phone, "I can't believe you did this to me."
"We're told security brought her inside the building and Michael showed up 5 minutes later, ran into the building, chasing after her. He screamed repeatedly, 'She hit me first.' We're told he angrily added, 'This is bulls***, this is f***ing bulls***,'" TMZ reported.
Apparently Avenatti threw her out of their Los Angeles apartment on Tuesday, when the altercation took place. She allegedly returned on Wednesday to get her belongings but had law enforcement present.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.