Stormy Daniels arrested at OH strip club, lawyer says

Lester Mason
July 12, 2018

An Ohio strip club law prohibits patrons from touching a nude or seminude dancer unless the patron is a member of the dancer's immediate family.

He said he expected his client to be released on bail and that she would be charged with a misdemeanor for allowing touching. "There has to be higher priorities".

Avenatti said Daniels was performing the same act on Wednesday that "she has performed across the nation at almost a hundred strip clubs". "We will fight all bogus charges", Avenatti said on Twitter.

The lawyer also took to Twitter early Thursday morning, calling the arrest a "a setup & politically motivated".

Michael Avenatti, lawyer of adult-film actress Stormy Daniels speaks to media as he exits court in New York, May 30, 2018.Adult film actress Stormy Daniels speaks outside federal court in New York, April 16, 2018.

She fondled a third officer's buttocks and breasts, according to the documents.


Daniels was one of three people arrested at the club, but it's unclear who the other two were. 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.

Daniels was scheduled to perform at Sirens Gentlemen's Club on Wednesday and Thursday, according to its website. A person who answered the phone at the club declined to comment.

Ms Daniels says she was paid $130,000 (£98,000) shortly before the 2016 presidential election to keep quiet about her alleged sexual encounter with Mr Trump.

She is trying to free herself from a non-disclosure agreement signed before the election, and suing over a "defamatory" tweet by the U.S. president earlier this year. The White House has said Trump denies an affair happened.

Avenatti said Daniels will enter a "not guilty" plea and won't appear in court for her arraignment at 9:30 a.m. Friday morning at Franklin Municipal Court.

Porn actress Stormy Daniels was arrested Thursday and charged with violating a controversial and conservative-backed OH state law called the Community Defense Act, which prevents adult dancers from touching customers, and vice versa. He initially said he used his own money to pay Daniels and was not reimbursed by Trump.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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