Lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels says she was arrested

Stormy Daniels speaks during a ceremony in her honor in West Hollywood California

Michael Avenatti Says Stormy Daniels Was Arrested While Performing at a Strip Club: ‘This Was a Setup’

He went on to allege it was a politically motivated arrest. 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. Under Ohio law, a dancer at a sexually oriented business is barred from touching anyone but a family member when nude or semi-nude. "We will fight all bogus charges", Avenatti said.

She is scheduled to appear in court for an arraignment on Friday.

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

"This is ridiculous that law enforcement resources were used to conduct this sting operation", he said.

After her "Make America Horny Again" show, undercover officers approached Daniels and said she would be arrested for allowing the patron to touch her. Daniels was released on $6,000 bond, but has been hit with three charges related to an obscure 2007 law that was spearheaded by conservatives and meant to restrict sexual activity and limit strip club operating hours.

Representatives for the Columbus Division of Police did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment.

Dailymail.com reached out to Sirens who refused to comment.

The Ohio strip club law prohibiting the touching of dancers, the Community Defense Act, was proposed by a Cincinnati-based conservative religious organization and approved in 2007.

Avenatti said it was "ridiculous" that Columbus Police forced Daniels on a perp walk for the cameras at Jackson Pike Correctional Facility and police could instead focus on Columbus's skyrocketing murder rate.

Daniels was reportedly headlining a performance at the Sirens Gentlemen's Club in Columbus, Ohio.

Earlier this week, Daniels performed in Washington minutes before President Donald Trump announced his Supreme Court nomination.

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

Daniels is suing Trump and his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen to nullify a 2016 non-disclosure agreement preventing her from speaking out about the affair she says she had with Trump in 2006. Trump, who was married at the time of the alleged affair, has disputed her claims.

-Story by Samantha Schmidt for the Washinton Post.

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