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In the much ado about nothing column this week, 24 year old actress Mareli Miniutti got a restraining order against 47 year old Michael Avenatti, after Avenatti allegedly hit her in the face with pillows and dragged her out of the apartment they shared. The D.A. says it’s not going to do anything further and the matter has been bumped down to the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office for assessment as to whether a misdemeanor charge would be warranted. NBC News:

Miniutti said she’d been living with Avenatti since January and last week they got into an argument over money. That dispute led to a tussle, she said, with Avenatti allegedly calling her an “ungrateful f****** b****.”

The incident left red marks on her skin, Miniutti claimed.

Avenatti said he was happy with the DA’s decision.

“I am grateful that the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has rejected filing any charges against me after a fair, careful and thorough investigation,” he said in a statement. “I have maintained my innocence since the moment of my arrest.”

Miniutti also claims that last February an intoxicated Avenatti pushed her into the hallway — where she hit her head — and threw shoes at her. Miniutti has appeared in films such as “The Go Go Girls” and “How To Be Single.” Looks like somebody was reaching for 15 minutes of fame.

Maybe there’s no such thing as bad publicity, but this dust up didn’t do Avenatti any good.

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