Stormy Daniels arrested at OH strip club in ‘setup’: lawyer

Stormy Daniels arrested at OH strip club in ‘setup’: lawyer

After Daniels's arrest, her attorney Michael Avenatti ridiculed what he called the "absurd use of law enforcement resources" and suggested on Twitter that the arrest was politically motivated.

Adult film actress Stormy Daniels - one of US President Donald Trump's most famous legal sparring partners - has been arrested while performing at a strip club, according to her lawyer who called the incident in OH "politically motivated" and a "set-up".

A third detective who observed the "criminal activity" from the back of the club told the other officers he would leave and request patrol assistance to arrest Daniels and two other suspects, according to the police report.

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, 39, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, says she had sex with Mr. Trump in 2006. Daniels has been charged with three counts of touching a patron inside a sexually-oriented business and is due to be arraigned in court on Friday.

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A Columbus police spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment. "There has to be higher priorities!"

An Ohio law known as the Community Defense Act, passed in 2007, prohibits anyone who is not a family member from touching a nude or semi-nude dancer. Reached by The Washington Post early Thursday, a representative for Sirens strip club refused to comment.

Ms Daniels says she was paid $130,000 (£98,000) shortly before the 2016 presidential election to keep quiet about her alleged sexual encounter with Mr Trump.

'We will fight all bogus charges'. Avenatti said the officers present at the performance were in plain clothes.

Earlier this week, Daniels performed in Washington at the Cloakroom, located about halfway between the Capitol and the White House, minutes before President Donald Trump announced his Supreme Court nomination.

She is trying to free herself from a non-disclosure agreement signed before the election, and suing over a "defamatory" tweet by the United States president earlier this year. He initially said he used his own money to pay Daniels and was not reimbursed by Trump.