Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

Stormy Daniels arrested at OH strip club, lawyer says

Stormy Daniels arrested at OH strip club, lawyer says

'This was a setup and politically motivated. Columbus Police confirmed to the Columbus Dispatch the law is rarely enforced in the state of OH despite being on the books for the past 11 years.

It also outlaws touching a nude or semi-nude dancer or their clothing in or in the direct vicinity of the club - unless the person is a member of the dancer's immediate family.

'We will fight all bogus charges'.

Upon arrest, Daniels was charged with three counts of "illegally operating sexually oriented business" and knowingly touching a patron, online court records show.

Avenatti went on. "This was a complete set up.it's absurd that law enforcement resources are being spent to conduct a sting operation".

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Avenatti said Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, was arrested while "performing the same act she has performed across the nation at almost a hundred strip clubs". She canceled a Thursday night performance in Columbus.

Representatives for the Columbus Division of Police did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment.

"We are highly confident that in the unlikely event that the district attorney proceeds with charges that she will be found not guilty", Avenatti told The Post.

The Ohio strip club law prohibiting the touching of dancers, the Community Defense Act, was proposed by a Cincinnati-based conservative religious organization and approved in 2007.

A spokesman for the Franklin County Sheriff's office could find no instances in which the 2007 law had been used, he told the Dispatch.

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United States media tweeted a mugshot of Ms Daniels, purportedly from the Franklin County Sheriff's Office in Columbus.

The Sirens Gentlemen's Club had posted on its website that Daniels was scheduled to perform there Wednesday and Thursday.

She 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.

Daniels became a household name earlier this year after she claimed she had sex with Trump in 2006.

Stormy Daniels is pictured during an interview with Anderson Cooper about her alleged affair with Donald Trump.

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