Stormy Daniels, the adult film actress who has made headlines for an alleged affair with Donald Trump, was arrested while performing Wednesday night at a Columbus, Ohio, strip club after allegedly having physical contact with patrons.
Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti in a Twitter post claimed the arrest “was politically motivated, in addition to “reeks of desperation.”
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Police said Daniels was busted after allegedly touching three different undercover vice police officers during her performance at the Sirens club, in violation of state law barring anyone who is usually not a family member coming from touching a dancer who is usually either nude or semi-nude.
Court documents reportedly claim of which Daniels, during her performance, forced faces of club customers into her breasts in addition to used her exposed breast to smack their faces. She also allegedly fondled the breast of female customers.
The Columbus Police Department said in a statement posted to Twitter Thursday of which the arrest was part of a “a long-term investigation into allegations of human trafficking, prostitution, along with different vice related violations.” Two different individuals were arrested in connection with the investigation, according to the police.
Daniels, whose real name is usually Stephanie Clifford, was released on a $6,000 bail within hours of being arrested, Avenatti said on MSNBC on Thursday. He said Daniels would certainly enter a not guilty plea in addition to of which she would certainly not personally appear in court. She was arrested on three counts of misdemeanor sex offenses.
“of which was a complete set up,” Avenatti told the Associated Press. “the item’s absurd of which law-enforcement resources are being spent to conduct a sting operation related to customers touching performers in a strip club in a non-sexual manner.”
Avenatti told NBC News of which he was of the understanding of which there were multiple undercover vice officers within the club during Daniels’ show. After the customer touched her, according to the attorney, those officers got up in addition to arrested the performer on the spot.
Michael Avenatti tweet: Just rcvd word of which my client @StormyDaniels was arrested in Columbus Ohio whole performing the same act she has performed across the nation at nearly a hundred strip clubs. of which was a setup & politically motivated. the item reeks of desperation. We will fight all bogus charges. #Basta
In subsequent tweets, Avenatti vowed of which she will “vehemently contest” the charges.
within the meantime, however, the arrest forced Daniels to cancel a second performance scheduled for Thursday night in Columbus, according to a statement tweeted by Avenatti.