Famed celebrity lawyer Michael Avenatti seemed to blame Jacob Wohl for his Wednesday arrest on suspected domestic violence charges. "First Mueller and now me. When we are fully exonerated I am coming for you Jacob Wohl aka Surefire," Avenatti wrote in a Thursday morning tweet.
Wohl, a former hedge fund manager, recently made headlines for his involvement in a supposed plot to accuse special counsel Robert Mueller of sexual misconduct through a group called Surefire Intelligence that was suspected to be run by the 20-year-old, though Wohl has denied any connection.
Both Surefire Intelligence and Wohl seemed to take credit for the Avenatti arrest via Twitter, though.
"Surefire Intelligence strikes again," reads a tweet from the group, captioning news on the lawyer's arrest.
"Michael 'She Hit Me First' Avenatti is now blaming ME for the fact that he was arrested for brutally beating a woman — This guy is a SICKO!" wrote Wohl. "Michael Avenatti seems to believe that I am responsible for him raising his hand to a woman. I am not. Will he release the pictures of his battered victim?" reads another tweet from the 20-year-old.
He also retweeted journalist Laura Loomer: "Did you know that [Jacob Wohl] and [Michael Avenatti] attend the same gym?" posted Loomer.
A tweet from Wohl's father, David Wohl, was also retweeted: "I'm sure you will have no objection to the release of the police reports in your case Mike. Also, the photos of your victim's face. I'm sure we'll be hearing from her soon, and I'm sure she WON'T say it's Jacob's fault."
Wohl says he has reported the threat from Avenatti to the police. "I take Michael Avenatti's threat very seriously. He has been reported to law enforcement," he posted. "I just filed a police report about Michael Avenatti's threat. Thank you to the brave men and women of law enforcement!"
News of Avenatti's arrest on suspected felony domestic violence charges hit Wednesday evening. "We can confirm that Michael Avenatti (DOB: 02-16-71) was booked this afternoon on a felony domestic violence charge (273.5 PC)," confirmed the LAPD. "His bail is set at $50,000."
Avenatti, who claims to be an "advocate" for women, has vigorously denied the allegations.
According to TMZ, the woman who accused Avenatti of abuse suffered a "swollen and bruised" face and had "red marks" on her cheeks.
"Our sources say the alleged incident occurred Tuesday night, but there was another confrontation Wednesday between the two at an exclusive apartment building in the Century City area of L.A.," says the report. "We're told Wednesday afternoon the woman was on the sidewalk on her cellphone with sunglasses covering her eyes, sobbing and screaming on the phone, 'I can't believe you did this to me. I'm going to get a restraining order against you.'"
The TMZ report continued:
We're told security brought her inside the building, took her upstairs and Michael showed up 5 minutes later and ran into the building. He screamed repeatedly, "She hit me first." We're told he angrily added, "This is bulls***, this is f***ing bulls***." We're told he tried getting into the elevator but security denied him access.
Cops showed up and escorted Avenatti into a corner of the apartment lobby and spoke with him for 5 to 10 minutes and then took him into custody.
"I have never struck a woman. I will never strike a woman," Avenatti told reporters after making bail. He also pledged to continue his role as an "advocate for women."