The Los Angeles Police Department on Wednesday announced that attorney Michael Avenatti will not face felony domestic violence charges stemming from an alleged incident with actress Mareli Miniutti.
"A case presented today by Los Angeles police involving attorney Michael Avenatti has been referred to the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office for misdemeanor filing consideration," the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced in a press release.
Avenatti took to Twitter to release a statement:
My statement re the decision just issued by the LA County District Attorney's Office is below. pic.twitter.com/gCUBpMKP2f— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) November 21, 2018
"I am thankful that the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office has rejected filing any charges against me after a fair, careful and thorough investigation. I have maintained my innocence since the moment of my arrest," Avenatti said in a statement. "I wish to thank my supporters, friends, family, attorneys, and clients for the outpouring of support they've provided. This Thanksgiving, I'm especially grateful for justice."
Avenatti was after actress Mareli Miniutti filed a domestic violence report last week.
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