Charges against Stormy Daniels dropped after Thursday morning arrest

Lester Mason
July 14, 2018

Adult film actress Stormy Daniels was recently arrested after performing in a strip club in Colombus, Ohio.

Police said Thursday they've made numerous arrests under a law regarding illegal sexually oriented activity in a sexually oriented business.

Her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, told followers on Twitter it was the: "same act she has performed across the nation at almost a hundred clubs".

Under Ohio law, strip club patrons and nude or semi-nude employees are not allowed to touch each other.

Daniels was taken into custody and charged with three misdemeanor sex offenses after she fondled undercover cops at a strip club in Columbus, OH. Avenatti said in another tweet, appearing to suggest a set-up. He said female undercover officers asked Daniels if they could place their face between her breasts.

"Are you kidding me?" The Associated Press reports that the 2007 law was introduced by a conservative religious group, but some say it has seldom been enforced. "There has to be higher priorities", he wrote.

Michael Avenatti represents Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford.

Daniels has been the focus of global headlines since it was revealed she received a pre-election payoff meant to buy her silence related to an alleged affair with Trump.

Daniels was arrested at a club in Columbus, Ohio while performing an act she has done at almost 100 strip clubs across America, Michael Avenatti wrote on Twitter.

Avenatti called the operation "a setup and politically motivated". "It reeks of desperation", his tweet said.

She was released on bail before 6am on Thursday.

A spokesperson for the Franklin County Sheriff's Department told CBS as of early Thursday morning, Daniels was not being held there.

On Thursday afternoon, Daniels told Inside Edition's Steven Fabian that she is "abso-f***in-lutely" still performing later in the night. A person who answered the phone at the club declined to comment.

Daniels, 39, filed a lawsuit against Trump and his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, late previous year, seeking to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement that she says barred her from speaking about the alleged affair.

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

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