Stormy Daniels Arrested at Ohio Strip Club, Lawyer Says

Stormy Daniels Arrested at Ohio Strip Club, Lawyer Says

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for adult film star Stormy Daniels, vowed to fight the "bogus charges" his client faces after she was apparently arrested early Thursday while performing at an OH strip club, in what he blasted as a "setup" that was "politically motivated".

Avenatti said Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, was arrested while "performing the same act she has performed across the nation at almost a hundred strip clubs".

Stormy Daniels is pictured during an interview with Anderson Cooper about her alleged affair with Donald Trump.

Early Thursday, Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti, tweeted that the arrest "was a setup & politically motivated". It reeks of desperation, ' he wrote. "We will vehemently contest all charges".

"This is ridiculous that law enforcement resources were used to conduct this sting operation", he said. "There has to be higher priorities!" Avenatti said in another tweet, appearing to suggest a set-up.


Last month, the Sirens Gentlemen's Club posted on its website that Daniels was scheduled to perform there Wednesday and Thursday.

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

He said that some patrons touched the 39-year-old in a "non-sexual way", but the police claims she violated state law, which prohibits anyone who is not a family member to touch a nude or semi-nude dancer.

Avenatti says Daniels has received a misdemeanor and will be "released shortly". She is suing Trump and his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, to void a hush agreement she says she signed during the 2016 presidential campaign. A person who answered the phone at the strip club declined to comment.

Although the law has been in effect for over a decade, a 2017 report from The Columbus Dispatch found that it is seldom enforced.

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