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Stormy Daniels arrested in OH, lawyer says

12 July 2018

Michael Avenatti tells The Associated Press today that Daniels was taken into custody during a show in Columbus, Ohio.

Stormy Daniels is pictured during an interview with Anderson Cooper about her alleged affair with Donald Trump. Are you kidding me? "There has to be higher priorities!"

An Ohio strip club law prohibits patrons from touching a nude or seminude dancer unless the patron is a member of the dancer's immediate family. She's suing Trump and his former longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen, and seeking to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement that she signed days before the 2016 presidential election. Trump has denied any sexual relationship with Daniels.

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, was arrested in a Columbus, Ohio, club for allowing a customer to touch her in a non-sexual manner while on stage, lawyer Michael Avenatti said on Twitter.

Avenatti claimed the arrest was a politically-motivated "sting operation". It reeks of desperation. He intends to fight the charges.

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

Daniels was transported to jail and is expected to be charged with a misdemeanor. He said his client was "performing the same performance that she has conducted at over a hundred strip clubs around the country".

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for adult film star Stormy Daniels, vowed to fight the "bogus charges" his client faces after she was apparently arrested early Thursday while performing at an OH strip club, in what he blasted as a "setup" that was "politically motivated".

Avenatti alleges the payment was a violation of campaign finance law and was created to suppress speech.

While Cohen's carefully worded statement said the Trump Organization and campaign weren't involved in the payout, it conspicuously did not rule out Trump's involvement.

Stormy Daniels arrested in OH, lawyer says