Stormy Daniels arrested after OH strip club patron touches her

Jul 12, 2018, 21:43
Stormy Daniels arrested after OH strip club patron touches her

Stormy Daniels, the adult film star who alleges Trump's lawyer paid her $130,000 to keep quiet about an affair she had with the President in 2006, was arrested in OH on Wednesday night, TMZ reports.

The Ohio law prohibits patrons to touch a nude or semi-nude dancer, or their clothes, in a strip club.

The law refers to someone "who regularly appears nude or seminude" at a club.

Cohen has said he made the payment.

Stormy Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti, said her arrest at a OH strip club early Thursday was "setup" and "politically motivated". Police wrote Daniels soon removed her top "and began forcing the faces of the patrons into her chest and using her bare breasts to smack the patrons".

Stormy Daniels looked less than pleased in her mugshot after she was booked for allegedly grabbing an undercover cop's backside at a strip club overnight. Daniels, Miranda Panda of Marion, Ohio, and Brittany Walters of Pickerington, Ohio, were each charged in the undercover operation. They say two other strippers, who were also arrested, were the first offenders - with one of them motorboating and groping Officer Praither.

There's still some confusion about what exactly happened inside the Sirens Gentleman's Club in Columbus, Ohio last night. Reached by The Washington Post early Thursday, a representative for Sirens strip club refused to comment.

"Reeks of entrapment", she added. Avenatti tweeted. "Are you kidding me?"

According to an article published a year ago in The Columbus Dispatch, the law, which also restricts the hours of operation for strip clubs and adult book stores, is rarely, if ever, enforced. "There has to be higher priorities!" he continued.

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, was expected to face a misdemeanor charge, Avenatti said.

However, police say they were there investigating complaints of alleged prostitution and drug activity. She canceled a Thursday night performance in Columbus. She's suing Trump and his former longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen, and seeking to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement that she signed days before the 2016 presidential election. Avenatti alleges the payment was a violation of campaign finance law and was created to suppress speech.

Trump admitted in May that he reimbursed Cohen for the hush money. If a dancer violates it, management usually takes care of the matter, she said.

"This was a complete set up", Michael Avenatti, Daniels' attorney, tweeted. "I am all for following the rules and going by the book, no touching, no this, no that, but also at the same time, in my opinion, I feel like it was completely harmless", Curry said.