Prosecutors: No Felony Charge For Michael Avenatti

The Associated Press reports:

Los Angeles prosecutors have declined to charge attorney Michael Avenatti with a felony after his girlfriend alleged abuse. The Los Angeles district attorney’s office said Wednesday it referred the case to city prosecutors to consider misdemeanor charges.

Avenatti was arrested on a felony domestic violence charge last week after his girlfriend told police he roughed her up at his apartment. Actress Mareli Miniutti says in court papers that Avenatti dragged her by the arm across the floor of his Los Angeles apartment after an argument.