Lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels says she was arrested

Michael Avenatti Says Stormy Daniels Was Arrested While Performing at a Strip Club: ‘This Was a Setup’

Stormy Daniels arrested while performing at Ohio strip club, her lawyer, Michael Avenatti says

Stormy Daniels looked less than pleased in her mugshot after she was booked for allegedly grabbing an undercover cop's backside at a strip club overnight.

According to the report, Daniels held the faces of a female and male officer between her breast when they approached the stage.

Last month, the Sirens Gentlemen's Club posted on its website that Daniels was scheduled to perform there Wednesday and Thursday.

Daniels became a household name earlier this year after she claimed she had sex with Trump in 2006.

Reporter Tino Ramos said she refused to comment when asked.

Her lawyer called the arrest "a setup" and "politically motivated".

The club, Sirens, advertised Daniel's appearance on Twitter ahead of Wednesday night's performance. He added: "It reeks of desperation. We will vehemently contest all charges".

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The high-powered attorney claims the arrest was "part of a sting" based on a "puritan law" that says there is absolutely no touching in strip clubs in Columbus.

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. Dancers' family members are excluded from the ban. We also expect that she will be charged with a misdemeanor for allowing "touching".

"This was a complete setup", he said.

Avenatti later released a statement from his client. I deeply apologize to my fans in Columbus, ' Daniels said.

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She is trying to free herself from a non-disclosure agreement signed before the election, and suing over a "defamatory" tweet by the United States president earlier this year. The president has denied the affair.

But according to an arrest report cited by Columbus news station WBNS, police accuse Daniels of touching "a specified anatomical area" of individuals present at the performance, including police officers.

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