Porn Star Stormy Daniels arrested while performing at Ohio strip club:
Porn actress Stormy Daniels was arrested at an Ohio strip club and is accused of allowing patrons touch her in breach of state law, her lawyer said Thursday. While Daniels was doing Wednesday night in Sirens, a strip club in Columbus, some patrons touched her at a”non-sexual” manner, her attorney, Michael Avenatti, told The Associated Press.
Just rcvd word that my client @StormyDaniels was arrested in Columbus Ohio whole performing the same act she has performed across the nation at nearly a hundred strip clubs. This was a setup & politically motivated. It reeks of desperation. We will fight all bogus charges. #Basta
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) July 12, 2018
An Ohio law referred to as the Community Defense Act prohibits anyone who isn’t a household member to touch a naked or semi-nude dancer.
Early Thursday, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office released a mugshot of Daniels, whose actual name is Stephanie Clifford.
— Tino Ramos (@Tino10TV) July 12, 2018
Daniels was in police custody on Thursday morning & was expected to face a misdemeanor charge, Avenatti said.
She was released on bond before 6 a.m. Thursday.
“This is a whole setup,” he explained. “It’s absurd that law enforcement resources have been spent to conduct a sting operation related to clients touching performers in a strip club at a non-sexual method.”
Avenatti told WBNS he has”reason to think it had been politically motivated. There is no wonder that these officers were undercover at that strip club. They knew my client would be performing there and I find this to be an absolute waste of resources.”
Avenatti posted on Twitter on Thursday afternoon that Daniels will plead not guilty to three misdemeanor charges.
He also posted Daniels’ announcement on Twitter ancient Thursday saying she apologized to her fans at Columbus, but she would not perform her formerly scheduled Thursday night show.
A person who answered the phone @ strip club declined to comment.
Daniels had stated she had intercourse with President Donald Trump in 2006, when he had been married, which Trump has denied. She’s suing Trump and his former longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, and wanting to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement that she signed days before the 2016 presidential election.