Charges dropped after Stormy Daniels arrest

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Adult film star Stormy Daniels, locked in a court battle with President Donald Trump over their alleged affair, was arrested Wednesday while performing at a strip club in what her lawyer described as a "politically motivated" setup. Avenatti tweeted. "Are you kidding me?"

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.

According to a copy of Clifford's charging documents, however - obtained by WBNS-TV - Clifford stands accused of "touching a "specified anatomical area" of female and male officers posing as patrons, and also touched them with her own 'specified anatomical area'".

Avenatti had earlier said on Twitter said, "This was a setup & politically motivated".

USA adult film star Stormy Daniels has been arrested in a strip club in Columbus, Ohio.

Adult film star Stormy Daniels was arrested Thursday and charged with breaking a controversial and little-known OH state law called the Community Defense Act, which prohibits adult dancers from touching patrons and vice versa. A violation is a misdemeanor.

According to an article published previous year in The Columbus Dispatch, the law, which also restricts the hours of operation for strip clubs and adult book stores, is rarely, if ever, enforced. He vowed to fight the "bogus charges", even suggesting there are "higher priorities" at stake for the police.

TMZ broke the story. sources connected with the club tell us the undercover officers waited in the back of the club for Stormy to take the stage, appearing as if they were gunning for her.

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"Since last fall, Columbus Police were made aware of illegal activity through various adult entertainment clubs throughout the city".

According to a Columbus Police report shared by a Fox affiliate in Cleveland, Daniels went on the club's main stage at 11:30 p.m. for a performance. "I deeply apologize to my fans in Columbus".

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

A person who answered the phone at Sirens declined to comment. Avenatti tweeted that his client would not perform at the club Thursday night.

Although the law has been in effect for over a decade, a 2017 report from The Columbus Dispatch found that it is seldom enforced.

Earlier this week, Daniels performed in Washington minutes before President Donald Trump announced his Supreme Court nomination.

Cohen paid Daniels US$130,000 (S$170,000), just days before the 2016 election, in exchange for her silence.

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