It has been reported by the Daily Beast that “Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti violently dragged his ex-girlfriend out of his apartment and called her an ‘ungrateful bitch,’ according to court documents. Mareli Miniutti also claimed that Avenatti hit her in the face with pillows while he berated her and ranted about how she had disrespected him.”
Now, Miniutti has reportedly filed a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend.
TMZ reports that Miniutti states that she and her ex-boyfriend had been inside the master bedroom of their shared apartment on November 13th when they began to argue about money. She claims that he called her an “ungrateful f**king bitch” … according to documents.
TMZ reports that “She says he followed her into a guest bedroom while verbally berating her and hitting her ‘forcefully’ in the face with pillows. She claims he said, ‘Do not disrespect me. You don’t get to sleep in my house tonight.'”
The documents read that Miniutti stated that Avenatti had grabbed her wrist, yanking her off the guest bed. She stated that when she freed herself from his grip, she texted a friend. It was then that she states he took the phone and she began calling for help from a window.
According to the docs, Avenatti then dragged her by her right arm and out into the public hallway of the apartment building. She says she was only wearing underwear and a t-shirt, and suffered scratches on her side and leg. The woman says she rang a neighbor’s doorbell for help, but Avenatti allegedly grabbed her and dragged her back into his apartment and shut the door … preventing her from leaving.
Mareli states that Avenatti followed her onto an elevator begging her, “Don’t do this Mareli, don’t involve them,” which most likely meant the building’s security.
Security guards escorted her to her room alone, where she waited for a friend to come get her.
Mareli says, in the docs, this was the second time Avenatti was physically violent toward her. She claims the first time was in February … when he pushed her out of the apartment into the hallway where she struck her head against a neighbor’s door … and threw her shoes at her. She also claims he has a history of being “verbally abusive and financially controlling.”
According to the restraining order, Avenatti must stay 100 yards away from Mareli and have no contact of any sort with her. A hearing is scheduled for next month.
TMZ broke the story … Avenatti was arrested Wednesday after the woman filed a felony domestic violence report. The alleged argument and confrontation she describes happened late Tuesday night at their exclusive apartment in the Century City area of L.A.