Police said Thursday they've made numerous arrests under a law regarding illegal sexually oriented activity in a sexually oriented business. Two other people were arrested at the club, but it is unclear who they were.
The adult film actress, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, was performing on Wednesday night at Sirens club, in the city of Columbus. He vowed to fight the "bogus charges", even suggesting there are "higher priorities" at stake for the police.
OH law says a person who performs "nude or seminude on the premises of a sexually oriented business" are not allowed to be touched by patrons.
Prosecutors say the "touching" statute only applies to strippers who "regularly appear" at the establishment.
Avenatti told The Post the arrest was a politically motivated "sting operation".
"I think this is ridiculous, I think it's an absurd use of law enforcement resources", he said Thursday morning talking with MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle. A person who answered the phone at the club declined to comment.
Police say after observing these interactions, two detectives and one officer approached the stage, at which point Daniels allegedly performed similar acts on them.
Asked if Daniels' arrest could impact her legal wrangling with Cohen, Avenatti said "not at all".
According to the interview, Daniels claimed she first had sex with Trump at a Lake Tahoe, Nevada hotel suite in 2006 - four months after Trump's wife, first lady Melania Trump, gave birth to their son Barron Trump.
Police said Daniels' arrest was part of a long-term human trafficking investigation of adult clubs.
Avenatti also shared a statement from Stormy herself in which she apologized for not being able to go on with a scheduled show for Thursday night in Columbus.
Daniels is suing Trump and his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, to be released from a nondisclosure agreement that she says she signed days before the 2016 presidential election to prevent her from publicly discussing the alleged affair. He initially said he used his own money to pay Daniels and was not reimbursed by Trump.