Stormy Daniels has been arrested at a strip club

Stormy Daniels has been arrested at a strip club

Adult film star Stormy Daniels was arrested on Wednesday while performing at a strip club in OH, according to her lawyer, who called the arrest a "politically motivated" setup.

Avenatti said the arrest was a politically-motivated "sting operation". 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.

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

The lawyer, Michael Avenatti, said she would deny the charges.

An Ohio law known as the Community Defense Act, passed in 2007, prohibits anyone who is not a family member from touching a nude or semi-nude dancer.

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

Stormy Daniels was arrested at an OH strip club early Thursday after allegedly violating an "obscure" state law, per CNN-though her lawyer claims it was a set-up. She canceled a Thursday night performance in Columbus.

Daniels - who was paid $130,000 in hush money over her alleged 2006 affair with President Trump and is now fighting the validity of a non-disclosure agreement she signed - was bailed out of jail early Thursday.


Daniels, who gained notoriety after suing President Donald Trump following an alleged affair, faces three misdemeanor counts of illegally touching a patron and will be arraigned Friday morning, court records show.

The AP reports that a Columbus police spokeswoman didn't immediately respond to a message seeking comment.

"Are you kidding me?"

U.S. media tweeted a mugshot of Ms Daniels, purportedly from the Franklin County Sheriff's Office in Columbus.

Avenatti went on. "This was a complete set up.it's absurd that law enforcement resources are being spent to conduct a sting operation".

The Sirens Gentlemen's Club had posted on its website that Daniels was scheduled to perform there Wednesday and Thursday. There has to be higher priorities! A person who answered the phone at the club declined to comment.

"We will vehemently contest all charges", he said.

Her attorney, Michael Avenatti, made a similar claim on his Twitter, saying it "reeks of desperation".

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