Actress Mareli Miniutti has been identified as the person who filed a restraining order in Los Angeles against lawyer Michael Avenatti on Monday, November 19. The restraining order comes less than a week after his arrest for domestic violence.
According to reports, Miniutti — an Estonian actress who has a cameo in Ocean’s 8 — filed the restraining order against Avenatti — Story Daniels lawyer — on Monday, November 19. The order comes after Avenatti was arrested earlier in November felony domestic violence charges. Avenatti was released on a $50,000 bail following his arrest.
Following Avenatti’s arrest, a spokesperson with the Los Angeles Police Department said that the alleged victim had “visible injuries” and that her face was “swollen and bruised” with “red marks” on both cheeks. However, it was not immediately clear if Miniutti was the woman who accused Avenatti of domestic violence.
In addition to Ocean’s 8, Miniutti appeared in the 2016 comedy “How to Be Single” with actress Rebel Wilson and will appear in the upcoming films Sargasso and Crypto, which stars Kurt Russell.
Following the filing of the restraining order, Miniutti’s Instagram account — which has close to 10,000 followers — was set to private.
A hearing for the restraining order is scheduled for Monday, December 10.
via The Blast:
According to court records obtained by The Blast, actress Mareli Miniutti filed for a domestic violence restraining order against Avenatti Monday in Los Angeles.
As we reported, Avenatti was arrested last week after a woman called police. He was arrested at his apartment in L.A. but the circumstances behind the allegations were unclear.
It was also erroneously reported that Avenatti’s ex-wife was the woman who initially made the allegations, but that was later proven to be false after both of Avenatti’s former spouses came out with statements claiming he had never hit them.
After he was released from custody, Stormy Daniels’ attorney disputed he had hit anyone, and said, “I have never been physically abusive in my life nor was I last night. Any accusations to the contrary are fabricated and meant to do harm to my reputation. I look forward to being fully exonerated.”
According to Fox News, Miniutti did not immediately respond to a request for comment.