The woman, Mareli Miniutti, says she and Avenatti were in the master bedroom of their apartment arguing about money on November 13, when he called her an “ungrateful f**king bitch” … according to docs. She says he followed her into a guest bedroom while verbally berating her and hitting her “forcefully” in the face with pillows. She claims he said, “Do not disrespect me. You don’t get to sleep in my house tonight.”
In the docs, Mareli says Avenatti grabbed her by her wrist and pulled her off of the bed in the guest bedroom — and when she escaped his grasp, she started texting a friend. She claims he grabbed the phone out of her hand … and started screaming for help out of a window.
According to the docs, Avenatti then dragged her by her right arm and out into the public hallway of the apartment building. She says she was only wearing underwear and a t-shirt, and suffered scratches on her side and leg. The woman says she rang a neighbor’s doorbell for help, but Avenatti allegedly grabbed her and dragged her back into his apartment and shut the door … preventing her from leaving…
Mareli says, in the docs, this was the second time Avenatti was physically violent toward her.