Michael Avenatti is a divorcee after marrying two wives; Christine and Lisa
Michael Avenatti was arrested on Monday afternoon in Manhattan and was released on a $3000000 bond on Monday night after he was charged with two criminal cases– Extortion of more than $20 million from Nike along with wire and bank fraud.
In fact, Lisa also claimed that Avenatti has even stopped payments for their four-year-old son’s healthcare plan.
Michael Avenatti and wife Lisa Storie Avenatti
They have one son. Lisa Storie-Avenatti filed for divorce in December 2017.
In December 2018, according to court documents, Avenatti and his wife settled their divorce with Avenatti agreeing to pay Lisa $80,000 in child support and transfer to her ownership of several assets including five luxury wristwatches valued near $50,000 each, a Frank Gehry sculpture, other artwork, and a leased 2017 Ferrari 488 GT Spider while his law firm would transfer to Lisa its interest in a 2016 Honda private jet.
However, Lisa Storie claimed that Avenatti owed $2M in spousal and child support after being divorced as a result of domestic violence.
Michael However denied the claims and said that Lisa has been suffering from prescription drug addiction and alcoholism for years, since at least 2014.
Michael Avenatti and first wife Christine Avenatti Carlin
Michael Avenattti was first married to Christine Avenatti Carlin. He has two teenage daughters with Christine. Despite Lisa Storie claiming that Michael had abused her and against domestic violence, his previous wife Christine came in support of him.
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She tweeted how Michael was a good father to her daughter and was never violent with her. She also added “Michael has ALWAYS been a kind loving father to our two daughters and husband to me. He has NEVER been abusive to me or anyone else. He is a good man.”
To the contrary, even Mareli Miniutti accused Avenatti of being physically abusive.
Mareli Miniutti and Michael Avenatti
After his divorce from Lisa Storie, Avenatti dated Mareli Miniutti, a 24-year-old actress from Los Angeles. Avenatti dated Miniutti for about a year. Last fall, Miniutti accused Avenatti of being physically abusive as well but he denied even that.
He released a statement and said“I want to be clear: I DID NOT commit domestic violence nor have I ever committed domestic violence. I did not strike any woman nor have I ever. I did not strike my ex-wife in the face nor did I hit anyone else in the face. I am a decent man & I look forward to being exonerated.
Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels and President Donald Trump
Avenatti rose to prominence as the attorney for adult film actress Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, who alleged she’d had a brief affair with President Donald Trump in 2006. Daniels was paid $130,000 before the 2016 election to keep silent about the affair by Trump’s former personal attorney and “fixer” Michael Cohen.
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The president denied the affair and any contemporaneous knowledge of the hush payment or that it had anything to do with his campaign. However, Michael Cohen was pleaded guilty in the federal court for multiple fraud charges, including unlawful campaign contributions stemming from the “hush” money he paid to Daniels and another woman, Karen McDougal, which Cohen testified was paid at Trump’s direction for the benefit of the election campaign.