Social media exploded after information broke of Michael Avenatti’s arrest on Wednesday afternoon, with former ally Alyssa Milano saying she is “disavowing” him and conservatives together with media figures and the president’s son Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpMueller targets Stone in remaining push Robert De Niro says goodbye to ‘Jeff Classes’ on ‘Saturday Evening Reside’ Election Countdown: Recount prospects develop in Florida | Abrams group to sue over absentee ballots | Dem wins pivotal Georgia Home seat | A have a look at the uncalled races | Firms spend huge to beat poll measures MORE going after the lawyer over alleged home violence expenses. 

Based on a number of experiences, Avenatti, 47, was arrested on suspicion of felony home violence on Wednesday. He was in Los Angeles Police Division custody as of Wednesday night.

“A report for home violence was taken yesterday and a person has been arrested for that report at this time and he’s within the means of being booked,” a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Division instructed The Hill, though the spokesperson wouldn’t verify the person was Avenatti.

Avenatti is a fixture on cable information, significantly on CNN and MSNBC, the place he has appeared a whole lot of instances since exploding onto the scene in March on account of his illustration of Stormy Daniels, whose actual title is Stephanie Clifford. Daniels is suing President TrumpDonald John TrumpDeath toll in Northern California wildfire rises to 48: authorities Graham backs invoice to guard Mueller Denham loses GOP seat in California MORE and alleges the 2 had an affair. 

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Avenatti has additionally develop into notable for his attainable aspirations to develop into a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate. He has develop into a public determine related to progressive causes, and staged protests exterior the White Home alongside individuals like Milano, who can be a number one voice within the “Me Too” motion towards sexual assault.

The information of his arrest shortly catapulted Avenatti into the top-trending subject on social media, spawning loads of reactions, together with from the president’s eldest son, Trump Jr., who has sparred on social media with the lawyer within the latest previous.

Avenatti didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark from The Hill.

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