Michael’s client, a successful corporate executive, was arrested by Santa Monica Police Department after his live-in girlfriend called 911 and alleged he had put his hands on her. The alleged victim refused a protective order when it was offered by law enforcement. The alleged victim thereafter retained a civil lawyer, sought a restraining order and threatened to sue our client seeking money, a percentage of his real estate holdings and a lifetime of financial support. Our team of investigators immediately got to work and obtained information on prior lawsuits filed by the alleged victim to support our position that this was all driven by money. In the end, the City Attorney decided not to file charges notwithstanding cooperation and a desire to pursue a criminal prosecution by the alleged victim.