Stormy Daniels freed from jail after jiggle joint arrest

Stormy Daniels freed from jail after jiggle joint arrest

Michael Avenatti is accusing OH law enforcement of foul play after Stormy Daniels was arrested last night as she performed at a Columbus strip club.

Michael Avenatti, her lawyer and outspoken Trump critic, said she will plead not guilty to three misdemeanour charges related to allegations of inappropriate touching while on stage. An arrest affidavit said Daniels allegedly inappropriately touched male and female undercover police officers after they threw cash in her direction. "There has to be higher priorities".

"This was a setup & politically motivated".

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". The president had claimed that the payment to Clifford - who says she had an affair with Trump - had nothing to do with his election campaign.

She was released on bail before 6:00am (local time) - court records show Daniels posted $US6,000 ($8,112). "We also expect that she will be charged with a misdemeanor for allowing 'touching, '" Avenatti later added.

Charles Murphy, a correctional service coordinator at the Franklin County Sheriffs' Office, confirmed Daniels was arrested by a Columbus police officer but said she hadn't been booked. Under an OH law passed in 2007, an employee who regularly appears nude or seminude at a sexually oriented business is prohibited from touching patrons, except for family members.

He added that Daniels meant to plead not guilty. A person who answered the phone at the strip club declined to comment. Avenatti tweeted that his client would not perform at the club Thursday night.

The 39-year-old, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, has piqued the nation's interest: More than 22 million Americans tuned in to see her speak on 60 Minutes in May.

Trump forcefully denied the affair.

Trump admitted in May that he reimbursed Cohen for the hush money.

Avenatti claimed the arrest was a politically-motivated "sting operation".

"This was a complete set up", he said.

Daniels, using Avenatti as her lawyer, is suing Trump and Cohen over the alleged non-disclosure agreement, trying to free herself from the deal.