Adult-film star Stephanie Clifford, whose fame has been multiplied by her lawsuit against US President Donald Trump, was released hours after a now-voided arrest at a strip club in Columbus, Ohio, which her lawyer says was politically motivated. But a 2007 OH law states that an employee at a sexually-oriented business is not allowed to touch anyone not related to them while nude or seminude. "And a couple of officers asked her to allow them to place their face in between her breasts".
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office later confirmed that Daniels had been charged with three misdemeanor sex offenses. Court papers said the law couldn't be enforced because Daniels has only appeared once at the Columbus club and the law states it's for regular performers.
Through White House officials, Trump has denied the affair, although Cohen has admitted paying Daniels $130,000 as part of the agreement.
But cops said in the arrest report that it was Daniels who was "forcing the faces of patrons into her chest and using her bare breasts to smack the patrons" - and then did the same thing to both male and female cops.
The charges were subsequently dropped.
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After the undercover investigators witnessed Clifford touching strip club patrons, they approached the stage where Clifford was performing, and Clifford made her way toward them - apparently not realizing that they were undercover officers - and treated them much in the same manner as she had previous patrons.
While Daniels was performing Wednesday night at Sirens, a strip club in Columbus, some patrons touched her in a "non-sexual" way, her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, told The Associated Press. "Are you kidding me?" 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.
Avenatti also shared the news of Daniels' arrest early Thursday morning.
Columbus police said Daniels' arrest wasn't a first. "There has to be higher priorities". Trump has denied the accusation. They believe she was targeted because she accused President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer of paying her $133K days before the 2016 election to keep quiet about an alleged 2006 affair with the married tycoon.
Daniels has been on tour since last winter, appearing at strip clubs across the United States, and had been due to perform again at Sirens on Thursday night.