Jacob Wohl, the 20-year-old Donald Trump mega-fan and conspiracy theorist who on November 2 reportedly attempted to stage a hoax accusing Russia Investigation Special Counsel Robert Mueller of sexual assault, as NBC News reported, appeared on Wednesday to claim credit for the arrest of Michael Avenatti.
Avenatti, who skyrocketed to fame earlier this year as the media-friendly lawyer for adult video star Stormy Daniels in her lawsuit against Donald Trump, was arrested by Los Angeles detectives on Wednesday on suspicion of domestic violence, the LAPD confirmed on its Twitter account.
The news of Avenatti's arrest, as the Inquisitr reported, first appeared on the celebrity gossip site TMZ — which initially said that the alleged victim was Avenatti's estranged wife, Lisa Storie.
But after Storie issued a statement through her lawyer, posted on Twitter by CNN correspondent MJ Lee, denying that she was involved in any such incident, TMZ updated its own story.
"We were initially told by our sources the alleged victim was Avenatti's estranged wife," TMZ wrote in the update. "We now know it was not. The incident involved a different woman." The site also reported that Avenatti would be released on $50,000 bail, with an "emergency protective order" prohibiting him from contact with the still-unidentified alleged victim.
But soon after the arrest was made public, a supposed private investigation firm — Surefire Intelligence — directly connected to Wohl and his attempt to frame Mueller, posted a cryptic message to its own Twitter feed. The post linked to a news report of Avenatti's arrest, and contained the comment, "Surefire Intelligence strikes again."