Michael Avenatti Blames Pro-Trumper for Arrest: 'I Am Coming for You Jacob Wohl aka Surefire'
Embattled "creepy porn lawyer" Michael Avenatti on Thursday hinted that 20-year-old Trump super-fan Jacob Wohl is somehow behind the assault allegations leveled against him.
Wohl's sketchy "intelligence" firm "Surefire Intelligence" seemed to take credit for Avenatti's arrest in a cryptic tweet last night.
Avenatti, who completely denies the assault allegations, this morning tweeted: "First Mueller and now me. When we are fully exonerated I am coming for you Jacob Wohl aka Surefire."
Wohl responded on Twitter:
His father, pro-Trump attorney David Wohl, also jumped in, defending his son in a tweet:
When TMZ initially reported its exclusive story on Avenatti's arrest yesterday, it claimed that the alleged victim was the lawyer's estranged wife, Lisa-Storie Avenatti. She issued a statement Wednesday night denying that she was the victim of the assault.
TMZ later updated the story to say that their sources were wrong and "the incident involved a different woman.”
The Los Angeles Police Department, however, confirmed on Twitter that Avenatti was arrested by detectives on Wednesday and booked on a felony domestic violence charge.
Claiming to feel threatened by Avenatti's tweet, Jacob Wohl said that he filed a police report.
Wohl told NBC News that he felt Avenatti's tweet amounted to a criminal threat.
“Michael Avenatti’s criminal threats against me are being reported to law enforcement as we speak," Wohl said.
He added, "Coming from a guy who is on bail for a violent felony, it’s quite unnerving."
"I didn’t send that tweet,” Wohl said, attributing it to “an associate” whom he would not name.
Wohl told Gateway Pundit's Jim Hoft, “Michael Avenatti knows what happened during the incident. It would by [sic] physically impossible for me to have anything to do with it. My father has represented thousands of domestic violence cases and when someone is not really injured, when you have a scratch [or] a bruise it’s a misdemeanor. When it’s a felony it means someone was severely injured, a seriously broken nose, broken jaw, broken eye socket.”
Jacob added this on Avenatti’s late night threat. “It’s not like he’s a third party observer. He was there he knows what happened. And he knows that I couldn’t possibly be involved. He was the one who was arrested. Did I mind-control him and force him to beat up this woman?“
And Jacob spoke to police officers this morning. “The officers came over they took the notes. They’re going to be creating a report and it will be emailed to me. They take it very seriously. These guys were not messing around and neither was I. Look, this is a guy who is on bail for a violent felony. He says he’s coming for me and all this stuff. He’s gonna be charged and now that he threatened me he hopefully will have his bail revoked and he is remanded to custody.“
Avenatti's client, Stormy Daniels, issued a statement supporting Avenatti but saying that she'd find a new lawyer if the allegations proved to be true.
"These are serious and obviously very troubling allegations, but right now that is all they are: allegations," according to her statement.
"We should all reserve judgment until the investigation — an investigation Michael has said he welcomes — is complete, and that's what I'm going to do. But of course I do not condone violence against women and if these allegations prove true I will be seeking new representation."