|Attorney Michael Avenatti|
Avenatti now wants to be presumed innocent and to have the right to defend himself against the domestic violence accusation lodged by Ms. Miniutti. Indeed, Avenatti should be cloaked with a presumption of innocence as well as given the right to vigorously oppose the allegation. Fundamental fairness dictates no less. At the end of the day, one can hope he will learn a lesson from the incident, namely that, occasionally, it is the woman lying while it is the man telling the truth.
Avenatti needs to learn another lesson as well. Clients often lie to their attorneys. A lot. Most attorneys learn that early in their careers and thus take a much more reserved approach than Avenatti has in their representation of clients. That is why more seasoned attorneys learn to say "my client alleges she was attacked by X" instead of "my client was attacked by X." Don't ever go out on a limb for a client, vouching personally for the things the client is claiming.
Oh, and do not ever tempt Karma because Karma will always win in the end.