Stormy Daniels Arrested; Lawyer Claims 'Set-Up'

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Stormy Daniels' lawyer says the porn actress has been arrested at an OH strip club and is accused of letting patrons touch her, which is a violation of a state law.

Stormy Daniels, the porn star at the center of a political storm involving President Trump, has been arrested, her lawyer says.

He said Daniels was arrested for allegedly allowing a customer to touch her in a non-sexual way while on stage. The Columbus Police Department did not immediately return a phone call. The report says Daniels fondled the buttocks and breasts of another officer.

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

USA media tweeted a mugshot of Ms Daniels, purportedly from the Franklin County Sheriff's Office in Columbus.

She is scheduled to appear in court 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.

"This was a setup & politically motivated", Mr. Avenatti wrote.

Adult-film actress Stephanie Clifford, also known as Stormy Daniels speaks outside US Federal Court with her lawyer Michael Avenatti (R) in New York, April 16, 2018.

"This is ridiculous that law enforcement resources were used to conduct this sting operation", he said. "There has to be a better goal for such resources". A fourth officer then exited the club to request assistance to make an arrest. It reeks of desperation. He intends to fight the charges.

The Ohio strip club law prohibiting the touching of dancers, the Community Defense Act, was proposed by a Cincinnati-based conservative religious organization and approved in 2007.

She was booked and released early Thursday morning on a $6000 bond.

The Sirens venue tweeted last month to say Ms Daniels would make two "exclusive appearances" there on the nights of 11 and 12 July.

Daniels has said she had sex with President Donald Trump in 2006, when he was married, which Trump has denied.