Adult film star Stormy Daniels arrested in OH strip club 'setup'

Stormy Daniels arrested at Ohio strip club, lawyer says

Avenatti on Stormy Daniels Arrest: Police Set Up a ‘Sting Operation’, Asked to Motorboat Her

An arrest affidavit said Daniels allegedly inappropriately touched male and female undercover police officers after they threw cash in her direction. Avenatti said the officers present at the performance were in plain clothes.

Stormy Daniels was arrested after an alleged misdemeanor at a Columbus, Ohio, strip club. He went on to allege it was a politically motivated arrest.

Stormy Daniels is pictured during an interview with Anderson Cooper about her alleged affair with Donald Trump. "We will fight all bogus charges", Avenatti said on Twitter. Columbus Police confirmed to the Columbus Dispatch the law is rarely enforced in the state of OH despite being on the books for the past 11 years.

He also questioned why law enforcement officers were using their resources for "sting operations" like this one. Under Ohio law, a dancer at a sexually oriented business is barred from touching anyone but a family member when nude or semi-nude. There has to be higher priorities!

According to an article published past year in The Columbus Dispatch, the law, which also restricts the hours of operation for strip clubs and adult book stores, is rarely, if ever, enforced.

She was booked and released early Thursday morning on a $6000 bond.

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Daniels was scheduled to perform at Sirens Gentlemen's Club on Wednesday and Thursday, according to its website. We also expect that she will be charged with a misdemeanor for allowing 'touching.' We will vehemently contest all charges.

A person who answered the phone at Sirens declined to comment. Avenatti tweeted that his client would not perform at the club Thursday night.

Daniels has said she had sex with Trump in 2006 and that Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, paid her $130,000 to keep the encounter secret shortly before the presidential election.

Daniels has been embroiled in a lawsuit with the President since early March, to get out of a non-disclosure agreement relating to an alleged affair she had with him in 2006.

Avenatti alleges the payment was a violation of campaign finance law and was created to suppress speech.

Avenatti called the arrest a "complete set up". Trump has said he personally reimbursed Cohen for that payment.

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