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Woman Michael Avenatti Allegedly Assaulted is His Estranged Wife

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Claim

The woman Michael Avenatti allegedly assaulted is his estranged wife, Lisa Storie-Avenatti.

Rating

False

Summary

Lisa Storie-Avenatti denied that she was involved in the alleged incident; TMZ has since issued a correction to say the incident involved a different woman.

Claimed By

TMZ

Breakdown

  • TMZ reported that Michael Avenatti had been arrested for felony domestic violence and named his estranged wife Lisa Storie-Avenatti as the woman he had allegedly assaulted.

  • In a statement to Buzzfeed News, attorneys for Storie-Avenatti denied that she had been involved in the alleged altercation.

  • TMZ later posted a correction to their story:

“We were initially told by our sources the alleged victim was Avenatti’s estranged wife. We now know it was not. The incident involved a different woman.”

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