Stormy Daniels Arrested; Lawyer Claims 'Set-Up'

Stormy Daniels Arrested; Lawyer Claims 'Set-Up'

Adult film star Stormy Daniels was arrested early Thursday morning during a performance at an OH strip club.

Stormy Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti, said her arrest at a OH strip club early Thursday was "setup" and "politically motivated".

"She was arrested for allegedly allowing a customer to touch her while on stage in a non sexual manner!"

The arrest happened because Daniels, legal name Stephanie Clifford, purportedly violated an OH law by allowing a patron to touch her.

Columbus police did not confirm Daniels' arrest to Fox News. He intends to fight the charges.

Documents posted on the Franklin County Municipal Court website show Ms Daniels has posted $6,054 (£4,586) in bail, and is scheduled for an arraignment on Friday.

An employee who regularly appears nude or seminude at a sexually oriented business is not allowed to touch someone not related to them while nude or seminude, according to OH law, CNN noted.

Avenatti blasted the arrest as a "politically motivated sting" and a 'ridiculous use of [police] resources'.

Avenatti told Newsweek he had no comment to add beyond his tweets.

'This was a setup and politically motivated. The strip club where she reportedly performed, called Sirens, also declined to comment when asked about the matter. While exact details of the performance have yet to be released, the answer may lie with a decade-old OH state law, the Community Defense Act. But according to a Columbus Dispatch article in Sept, 2017 the law has rarely been used since then.

In May, Trump said Daniels was paid to stop "false and extortionist accusations" she made about a sexual encounter with him.

Daniels planned to be in Columbus Wednesday and Thursday as part of a nationwide tour, Avenatti said.

There's still some confusion about what exactly happened inside the Sirens Gentleman's Club in Columbus, Ohio last night. Trump has denied the affair happened.