Stormy Daniels Arrested While Performing at Ohio Strip Club, Her Attorney Says

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’

It reeks of desperation. "We will fight all bogus charges", Avenatti said on Twitter.

Since gaining nationwide prominence for her accusation against President Trump - and the $130,000 payment she received to originally keep quiet - Ms. Clifford has drawn crowds at strip clubs across the country, including in Greenville, S.C., Salem, Ore., and Des Moines, Iowa.

Daniels, 39, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, says she had sex with Mr. Trump in 2006.

Her attorney said Daniels is accused of quote "allowing a customer to touch her while on stage in a non-sexual manner".

Avenatti said Daniels will be charged with a misdemeanor and expects her to be released on bail. In addition to restricting the hours in which such businesses can operate - nude dancing is prohibited after midnight, for instance - the law banned touching between patrons and dancers, whether they be nude or seminude. While exact details of the performance have yet to be released, the answer may lie with a decade-old OH state law, the Community Defense Act.

Avenatti said Daniels was performing the same act on Wednesday that "she has performed across the nation at almost a hundred strip clubs". We will vehemently contest all charges.

'This was an absolute setup, ' he said. Reached by The Washington Post early Thursday, a representative for Sirens strip club refused to comment.

When asked about the arrest, a member of staff told us "no comment" before hanging up.

A defamation lawsuit was also filed in April, alleging the President tried to tarnish her reputation and credibility by dismissing her claim a man threatened her in 2011, when she was ready to go public about her alleged affair with Trump. The Columbus Police Department did not immediately return a phone call.

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