Adult film star Stormy Daniels arrested at OH strip club, lawyer says

Image Courtesy of Ricardo de Anda

Image Courtesy of Ricardo de Anda

Stormy Daniels was released from jail early Thursday following her arrest at a strip club in OH and plans to plead not guilty to misdemeanor charges, her lawyer said.

Avenatti took to Twitter to respond to his client's arrest and said the incident was "a setup and politically motivated".

Police say after observing these interactions, two detectives and one officer approached the stage, at which point Daniels allegedly performed similar acts on them. He said Thursday afternoon in a tweet he was pleased prosecutors dropped the charges and thanked them for their professionalism.

The high-powered attorney claims the arrest was "part of a sting" based on a "puritan law" that says there is absolutely no touching in strip clubs in Columbus. "There has to be higher priorities", Avenatti wrote on Twitter.

'This was a setup and politically motivated.

The 39-year-old has piqued the nation's interest: More than 22 million people tuned in to see her speak on CBS news show "60 minutes" in May.

She was released on bail before 6 a.m. Thursday. We also expect that she will be charged with a misdemeanor for allowing "touching".

Daniels was topless when she "knowingly" touched a female Columbus police officer's buttocks, placed her hands on the officer's breast and then put her chest in the officer's face while "on the premise of a sexually oriented business", according to documents from the Franklin County Municipal Court obtained by WBNS.

But according to an arrest report cited by Columbus news station WBNS, police accuse Daniels of touching "a specified anatomical area" of individuals present at the performance, including police officers. A person who answered the phone at the club declined to comment.

OH law says a person who performs "nude or seminude on the premises of a sexually oriented business" are not allowed to be touched by patrons.

In May, Trump had admitted to knowing about his attorney paying $1,30,000 to Clifford, before the 2016 presidential elections. She canceled a Thursday night performance in Columbus. In layman's terms, Daniels (real name Stephanie Clifford) allegedly broke the law by touching customers during her routine. The White House has said Trump denies an affair happened. Trump has said he personally reimbursed Cohen for that payment.

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.

"This was a complete set-up", he said.

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