Stormy Daniels arrested at OH strip club, her lawyer says

All charges have been dismissed against adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, who was arrested at an OH strip club and accused of letting patrons touch her in violation of a state law.

Mr Avenatti tweeted that Ms Daniels, real name Stephanie Clifford, had been performing "the same act she has performed across the nation at almost 100 strip clubs".

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, was held overnight on Wednesday and released at around 6am on Thursday morning after posting a bail bond of $6,000.

She is scheduled to appear in court for an arraignment on Friday.

Her attorney said they will be opposing all charges.

Her attorney said she was set up in a Columbus police sting operation, something police deny.

Stormy Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti, said her arrest at a OH strip club early Thursday was "setup" and "politically motivated". He added: "We will fight all bogus charges".

He said that some patrons touched the 39-year-old in a "non-sexual way", but the police claims she violated state law, which prohibits anyone who is not a family member to touch a nude or semi-nude dancer. A violation is a misdemeanor.

Cohen allegedly paid Daniels $130,000 to keep quiet about her sexual encounter with Mr. Trump. "There has to be higher priorities".

TMZ broke the story. sources connected with the club tell us the undercover officers waited in the back of the club for Stormy to take the stage, appearing as if they were gunning for her.

"Columbus Police have made numerous arrests utilizing this law", the department said in a statement Thursday.

According to the report, Daniels held the faces of a female and male officer between her breast when they approached the stage. The strip club where she reportedly performed, called Sirens, also declined to comment when asked about the matter.

Just rcvd word that my client @StormyDaniels was arrested in Columbus Ohio whole performing the same act she has performed across the nation at almost a hundred strip clubs.

Earlier this week, Daniels performed in Washington at the Cloakroom, located about halfway between the Capitol and the White House, minutes before President Donald Trump announced his Supreme Court nomination. Trump has said he personally reimbursed Cohen for that payment.

Daniels, using Avenatti as her lawyer, is suing Trump and Cohen over the alleged non-disclosure agreement, trying to free herself from the deal. "I am all for following the rules and going by the book, no touching, no this, no that, but also at the same time, in my opinion, I feel like it was completely harmless", Curry said.

  • Jacqueline Ellis