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

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

Daniels, 39, was apprehended without incident during her performance at the Sirens club in Columbus, Ohio after officers accused her of knowingly touching club patrons "in a specified anatomical area".

Stormy Daniels, the adult actress who has said she had an affair with Donald Trump before he became president and was paid to keep quiet, was arrested Wednesday night at a strip club in Columbus, Ohio, the New York Times reports.

She was booked under a 10-year-old state law known as the Community Defense Act that says dancers at "sexually oriented" businesses are prohibited from touching customers and vice versa. Stormy was merely a featured guest dancer, so she's in the clear.

Photo provided by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office shows porn actress Stormy Daniels. Daniels was arrested by several Columbus police officers after she also allegedly fondled the breasts of female patrons and held the face of a female officer into her chest, WBNS-TV first reported.

Daniels has been slapped with three misdemeanor charges of illegally touching a patron.

Thursday afternoon, city prosecutors dropped the charges, saying the OH illegal touching law can't be enforced because Daniels has only appeared once at the Columbus club.

Because Clifford does not regularly appear at the Columbus strip club, charges were dismissed. "Are you kidding me?" he wrote.

Avenatti had claimed the arrest was a politically motivated "set up" and also blasted the police's explanation.

Daniels' attorney told NBC News there were multiple undercover vice officers in the club during her show and after the customer touched her, officers got up and arrested her on the spot. He then asked why law enforcement resources are being used for "sting operations" like this.

Police said Daniels' arrest was part of a long-term human trafficking investigation of adult clubs.

Her lawyer Michael Avenatti announced Thursday that the charges had been "dismissed in their entirety" and thanked prosecutors for their "professionalism" in a tweet. "There has to be higher priorities!", he added. Trump has denied the affair.

A person who answered the phone at Sirens, the strip club where Daniels performed, declined to comment. She's suing Trump and his former longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen, and seeking to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement she signed days before the 2016 presidential election.

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