Trump's Accuser, P*rn Star, Stormy Daniels Arrested
Stormy Daniels has been arrested at a strip club in Ohio after allegedly allowing a patron to touch her while she was performing.
The adult film actress, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, was performing last night at Sirens club, in the city of Columbus.
After her “Make America Horny Again” show, undercover officers approached Daniels and said she would be arrested for allowing the patron to touch her. An Ohio strip club law prohibits clients from touching a nude or semi-nude dancer, unless the patron is a member of the dancer’s immediate family. The patron is not believed to have been detained.
She was in custody in the early hours of today, awaiting a decision on bail.
Michael Avenatti, Daniels’ lawyer, who is currently engaged in a legal battle with President Donald Trump over a non-disclosure agreement she signed after an alleged affair, said she was being politically persecuted.
He described the arrest as a politically-motivated “sting operation,” and said his client was “performing the same performance that she has conducted at over a hundred strip clubs around the country”.
Local media reported that the law against touching a stripper has rarely, if ever, been invoked.
A spokesman for the Franklin County Sheriff’s office could find no instances in which the law had been used, he told the Columbus Dispatch.
Mr Avenatti added: “This is ridiculous that law enforcement resources were used to conduct this sting operation.
“There has to be a better purpose for such resources.”
Mr Avenatti said he expected her to be released on bail shortly and vowed to “vehemently contest all charges".
He tweeted: “This was a setup & politically motivated. It reeks of desperation. We will fight all bogus charges.
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