Stormy Daniels arrived at the Oxford Union tonight to give a talk on the benefits of porn.
The adult entertainment star, who claims she had an affair with Donald Trump in 2006 and was paid to keep quiet before the election, addressed students in the packed chamber at 5pm.
In her talk titled Sex, Guns & Other Fluff: How Porn Can Set You Free she said that porn stars must not be stigmatized for their work.
It comes after her lawyer Michael Avenatti was arrested on Wednesday for alleged domestic violence.
An unidentified woman filed a criminal complaint against him in Los Angeles.
Stormy Daniels arrives at the Oxford Union to give a talk on the benefits of porn
The adult entertainment star, who claims she had an affair with Donald Trump in 2006 and was paid to keep quiet before the election, addressed students in the chamber at 5pm
In her talk titled Sex, Guns & Other Fluff: How Porn Can Set You Free she said that porn stars must not be stigmatized for their work
Avenatti denies any violence and claims his arrest was a set up by Trump-supporting internet troll Jacob Wohl, also known as Surefire.
Wohl is being investigated by the FBI for a smear campaign against Robert Mueller.
‘First Mueller and now me,’ Avenatti tweeted on Thursday morning. ‘When we are fully exonerated I am coming for you Jacob Wohl aka Surefire.’
Surefire’s official Twitter account tweeted shortly after news of Avenatti’s arrest broke on Wednesday.
‘Surefire Intelligence strikes again,’ read the tweet, which was replying to a headline that read: ‘Michael Avenatti has been arrested for felony domestic violence and is currently in LAPD custody’.
Michael Avenatti claims that his domestic violence arrest was a set up from the same people who are being investigated by the FBI for an alleged smear campaign against Robert Mueller
‘First Mueller and now me,’ Avenatti tweeted on Thursday morning, a day after he was arrested for allegedly leaving a woman’s face covered in bruises
Seemingly boosting Avenatti’s claims are the fact that Surefire’s official Twitter account tweeted shortly after news of his arrest broke on Wednesday
Surefire Intelligence, a company which claims to be a ‘private intel agency’, made headlines last month when a woman named Lorraine Parsons said it had reached out to her about Mueller.
Parsons said a man with a British accent who said he worked for a company called Surefire Intelligence asked her to make a false statement that she had been sexually assaulted by Mueller when they worked together in 1974.
She said the man offered her $54,000 to help settle her and her late husband’s credit card debts in return for the false statement, which she refused to make.
Jennifer Taub also received an email from Surefire Intelligence offering to pay her to discuss ‘past encounters’ with Mueller. She forwarded the email to Mueller’s office.
Domain records for Surefire Intelligence then brought up an email for Jacob Wohl, a 20-year-old right-wing conspiracy theorist.
A phone number connected to the company belonged to his mother.
The company, first made headlines when a woman named Lorraine Parsons said it asked her to falsely claim she had been sexually assaulted by Mueller
Domain records for Surefire Intelligence then brought up an email for Jacob Wohl, a 20-year-old fringe conservative activist (pictured)
Wohl had posted an article on alt-right website The Gateway Pundit claiming a woman was raped by Mueller in New York in 2010. It was later removed from the website.
The bizarre plot is now in the hands of the FBI, after its existence was revealed in a rare public statement from the Mueller probe.
‘When we learned last week of allegations that women were offered money to make false claims about the Special Counsel, we immediately referred the matter to the FBI for investigation,’ Mueller spokesman Peter Carr told the Atlantic when it broke the story.
Avenatti, who posted $50,000 bail on Wednesday, has remained adamant of his innocence.
‘I have never struck a woman, I never will strike a woman,’ Avenatti told reporters outside of the LAPD Pacific Division Station after his release.
‘I have been an advocate for women’s rights my entire career and I will continue to be an advocate.’
Law enforcement sources told TMZ that the woman’s face was ‘swollen and bruised’ when she submitted her complaint to authorities. Avenatti is seen above leaving the Los Angeles Police Department Pacific Division after posting bail on Wednesday
‘I am not going to be intimidated from stopping what I am doing.’
‘I am a father to two beautiful smart daughters, I would never disrespect them by touching a woman inappropriately or striking a woman. I am looking forward to a full investigation at which point I am confident that I will be fully exonerated.’
‘I also want to thank everyone for their support that has reached out. You know my character, you know me as a man and I appreciate it. Thank you.’
Stormy Daniels released a statement to DailyMail.com on Thursday, saying the allegations were ‘serious and obviously very troubling’.
‘But right now that is all they are: allegations,’ she added. ‘I do not condone violence against women and if these allegations prove true I will be seeking new representation.’
Sources told TMZ that Avenatti and the woman had a confrontation on Wednesday.
The unnamed woman was seen running out of the apartment and screaming into her cell phone while wearing sunglasses to conceal the alleged bruises on her face.
‘I can’t believe you did this to me,’ she reportedly yelled into the phone.
Security guards then led the woman back inside the building, according to TMZ.
Five minutes later, Avenatti showed up and ran into the building, chasing after her.
‘She hit me first,’ Avenatti is reported to have said repeatedly. ‘This is bulls***, this is f***ing bulls***.’
Avenatti was released from police custody after posting $50,000 bail on Wednesday
He was met by a large contingent of reporters gathered outside the station in Culver City
Avenatti released a statement after his arrest on Wednesday denying the allegations
Avenatti gained fame from his work with Daniels (seen left with the attorney in Hollywood, California this past May)
Investigators told TMZ that Avenatti kicked the woman out of his apartment on Tuesday, which was when the alleged incident took place.
She then returned to the apartment on Wednesday to retrieve her things and asked police to wait nearby in case things escalated.
Avenatti was booked on Wednesday night and released on bail. He has been barred from going near his alleged victim, who obtained an emergency protective order.
Outside the police station he said: ‘I’m going to make this very brief and very succinct. First of all I want to thank the hard working men and women for their professionalism and their work today. They had no option in light of the allegations.’
Speaking from the back of a Range Rover that drove him away from the police station, Avenatti told DailyMail.com the charge against him is ‘completely bogus’.
‘I would love to comment on it and I’m looking forward to the truth coming out,’ he said.
Avenatti posted another tweet late Wednesday, saying: ‘I want to be clear: I DID NOT commit domestic violence nor have I ever committed domestic violence’
Avenatti later tweeted: ‘Thank you to everyone who has reached out with supportive messages and offers of assistance’
Avenatti later tweeted: ‘Thank you to everyone who has reached out with supportive messages and offers of assistance. It means the world to me.’
‘I have always been an advocate of women’s rights and equality & I always will be. I will not be intimidated into stopping my pursuit of justice and what is right.’
Avenatti posted another tweet late Wednesday, saying: ‘I want to be clear: I DID NOT commit domestic violence nor have I ever committed domestic violence.
‘I did not strike any woman nor have I ever. I did not strike my ex-wife in the face nor did I hit anyone else in the face.
‘I am a decent man & I look forward to being exonerated.’
Initial reports indicated that the woman in question was Lisa Storie, Avenatti’s estranged wife. But she released a statement saying she was not involved
‘I haven’t see Michael in months,’ Storie told CNN. ‘It’s a complete fabrication. Bruises on my face? It is insanity. He wouldn’t hit anybody. Especially a woman. He’s got two daughters’
According to the LAPD, the incident occurred near the 10,000 block of Santa Monica Blvd. Officers took a police report, and Avenatti was arrested at 2.05pm at the same address Wednesday.
He has now been booked and charged with 273.5APC intimate partner violence.
‘It was an altercation between him and a victim,’ the LAPD spokesman said, but refused to confirm the identity of the woman or details of the alleged violence.
‘We don’t give those kind of details out because it’s domestic violence. We don’t want to prevent future victims coming forward by releasing this kind of information. The court hearing will be given out by the District Attorney’s office.’
Initial reports indicated that the woman in question was Lisa Storie, Avenatti’s estranged wife.
Avenatti filed for divorce from Storie last year. In court paper, Storie described her estranged husband as ’emotionally abusive’, ‘hot-tempered’ and ‘angry and vindictive’.
But she released a statement on Wednesday saying she was not involved in the alleged incident.
Avenatti’s first wife, Christine Avenatti Carlin, also defended her ex-husband on Twitter
‘I have known Michael Avenatti for over 26 years we met when he was 21 years old and we were married for 13 years,’ she tweeted late Wednesday. ‘Michael has ALWAYS been a kind loving father to our two daughters and husband to me’
She also defended Avenatti, describing him as someone who would never hit a woman.
‘I haven’t seen Michael in months. It’s a complete fabrication. Bruises on my face? It’s insanity,’ she told CNN. ‘Especially a woman. He’s got two daughters.’
Storie’s lawyer released a statement which read: ‘My client and I have reviewed the TMZ article alleging that my client, Lisa Storie-Avenatti, has been injured and that Michael Avenatti has been arrested as a result of some incident that occurred between them.
‘This article is not true as it pertains to my client. Ms Storie-Avenatti was not subject to any such incident on Tuesday night.’
‘Further, she was not at Mr Avenatti’s apartment on the date that this alleged incident occurred.’
‘My client states that there has never been domestic violence in her relationship with Michael and that she has never known Michael to be physically violent toward anyone.’
‘My client requests that the media respect her privacy and that of the parties’ young son.’
Avenatti’s first wife, Christine Avenatti Carlin, also defended her ex-husband on Twitter.
‘I have known Michael Avenatti for over 26 years we met when he was 21 years old and we were married for 13 years,’ she tweeted late Wednesday.
‘Michael has ALWAYS been a kind loving father to our two daughters and husband to me. He has NEVER been abusive to me or anyone else. He is a good man.’
Avenatti became famous as Stormy Daniels’ lawyer and pursued the president and those close to him relentlessly for months, taunting Trump in interviews and baiting him and his lawyers in tweets.
Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, has said she had an affair with Trump in 2006 and has sued to invalidate the confidentiality agreement she signed days before the 2016 presidential election that prevents her discussing it.
She also sued Trump and his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, alleging defamation.
The Vermont Democratic Party canceled events planned for Friday and Saturday, where Avenatti was scheduled to speak, and is refunding ticket sales.
Alyssa Milano, the Charmed actress and liberal political activist who has appeared with Avenatti at anti-Trump rallies, said she is disavowing the lawyer after news broke of his arrest
Alyssa Milano, the Charmed actress and liberal political activist who has appeared with Avenatti at anti-Trump rallies, said she is disavowing the lawyer after news broke of his arrest.
‘Totally disgusting,’ the Who’s The Boss star tweeted on Wednesday in response to the original report of Avenatti’s arrest.
‘And before anyone asks me, yes, I’m disavowing Avenatti. I do not care what side he’s on.’
She ended the tweet with the hashtag #basta, which is the hashtag that Avenatti frequently uses on his Twitter posts about Trump.
Basta is Spanish for ‘enough.’