Stormy Daniels arrested in Ohio

Friday, 13 Jul, 2018

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. Avenatti wrote that Daniels would no longer be performing at Sirens on Thursday, "but is looking for another club in the area". It reeks of desperation. He vowed to fight the "bogus charges", even suggesting there are "higher priorities" at stake for the police.

When reached by CNN, Avenatti confirmed that the information he tweeted is accurate.

The release added that Clifford, along with two employees, were charged with "Illegal Sexually Oriented Activity in a Sexual Oriented Business". Under Ohio law, a dancer at a sexually oriented business is barred from touching anyone but a family member when nude or semi-nude.

Avenatti, who has been a familiar face on United States cable TV since becoming Daniels' attorney, claimed Daniels performed the same act at Sirens that she had performed at almost 100 strip clubs across the US.

She grabbed the buttocks of another detective according to court documents.

Porn actress Stormy Daniels was arrested Thursday and charged with violating a controversial and conservative-backed OH state law called the Community Defense Act, which prevents adult dancers from touching customers, and vice versa.

A Columbus police spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment from the Associated Press.

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, was taken into custody at Sirens in Franklin County on a misdemeanor charge for allegedly "allowing a customer to touch her while on stage in a non-sexual manner".

Daniels was released from jail after posting $6,000 bail.

Police approached Daniels, who was topless and wearing a G-string, after she was seen "using her bare breasts to smack the patrons" and "fondling the breasts of the female patrons", according to an incident report published online by a local news outlet. Trump, who was married at the time of the alleged affair, has disputed her claims.

The state of OH moved to dismiss the case because it did "not have probable cause to proceed on any of the three charges set forth in the complaints", according to scanned court documents that Avenatti posted to social media.

She said she signed the agreement just before the 2016 presidential election.