Published: Sat, July 14, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

'This was a setup' Stormy Daniels's lawyer after arrest in Ohio

'This was a setup' Stormy Daniels's lawyer after arrest in Ohio

Avenatti said Daniels was arrested during a sting operation.

By early afternoon, prosecutors said they were dropping the case because Ohio's law against physical contact between strippers and customers applies only to someone who "regularly" performs at a club. "We will fight all bogus charges", Avenatti said on Twitter.

Under Ohio law, strip club patrons and nude or semi-nude employees are not allowed to touch each other.

He says he's skeptical of the police account, saying the intent of the undercover officers "did not appear to be to look for victims of human trafficking or prostitutes".

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On Twitter, Avenatti wrote that the arrest was a "setup and politically motivated". "It's absurd that law enforcement resources are being spent to conduct a sting operation related to customers touching performers in a strip club in a non-sexual manner".

Avenatti says Daniels has received a misdemeanor and will be "released shortly".

According to an incident report published online by a local news outlet, two police detectives and an officer approached Daniels, who was topless and wearing a G-string, onstage after she was seen "using her bare breasts to smack the patrons" and "fondling the breasts of the female patrons".

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

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This photo provided by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, July 12, 2018, shows porn actress Stormy Daniels.

Stormy was arrested Wednesday night after motorboating an undercover police officer while performing at Sirens.

Avenatti declined to say exactly what happened next, but after Clifford's performance she was taken into custody by male officers and it became evident that the two women were also officers, the lawyer said. He was married to Melania Trump at the time and has denied Daniel's claim.

Daniels has been embroiled in a lawsuit with the President since early March, to get out of a non-disclosure agreement relating to an alleged affair she had with him in 2006.

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After denying knowledge of the payment, Trump admitted in May his longtime lawyer, Cohen, was reimbursed through a monthly retainer for a $130,000 payment made to Daniels in 2016 to stop what Trump called "false and extortionist accusations" about a decade-old affair.

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