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Adult film star Stormy Daniels arrested at OH strip club, attorney says

12 July 2018

He went on to allege it was a politically motivated arrest.

An Ohio law prohibits anyone who isn't a family member to touch a nude or semi-nude dancer.

The lawyer, Michael Avenatti, said she would deny the charges.

Upon arrest, Daniels was charged with three counts of "illegally operating sexually oriented business" and knowingly touching a patron, online court records show.

Stormy Daniels was arrested at an OH strip club early Thursday after allegedly violating an "obscure" state law, per CNN-though her lawyer claims it was a set-up.

Avenatti said his client was taken into custody while performing at a strip club in Columbus.

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

A Columbus police spokeswoman didn't immediately respond to a message seeking comment. reached out to Sirens who refused to comment.

The law places a wide range of restrictions, including no naked dancing after midnight, limits on when dancers can touch patrons and which clubs with liquor licenses can continue to stay open despite featuring nude dancing.

"We are highly confident that in the unlikely event that the district attorney proceeds with charges that she will be found not guilty", Avenatti told The Post. But according to a Columbus Dispatch article in Sept, 2017 the law has rarely been used since then.

The article quoted the Franklin County Sheriff's office as saying in the decade since the law was enacted, it had never had "any complaints or reasons to apply" it.

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The adult film actress, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, was performing on Wednesday night at Sirens club, in the city of Columbus.

Avenatti said it was "ridiculous" that Columbus Police forced Daniels on a perp walk for the cameras at Jackson Pike Correctional Facility and police could instead focus on Columbus's skyrocketing murder rate.

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

Daniels, 39, filed a lawsuit against Trump and his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, late previous year, seeking to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement that she says barred her from speaking about the alleged affair.

The lawyer blasted her arrest, claiming she was "set up".

Daniels has been embroiled in a legal controversy with Trump over their alleged 2006 encounter, which he has repeatedly denied.

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-Story by Samantha Schmidt for the Washinton Post.

Adult film star Stormy Daniels arrested at OH strip club, attorney says