Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

Adult film star Stormy Daniels arrested in OH strip club 'setup'

Adult film star Stormy Daniels arrested in OH strip club 'setup'

"This was a setup & politically motivated".

'We will fight all bogus charges'.

But in a probable cause affidavit obtained by CNN affiliate WSYX, detectives who were at the Sirens Gentlemen's Club said they observed Daniels remove her top and force patrons' faces into her chest.

Avenatti went on. "This was a complete set up.it's absurd that law enforcement resources are being spent to conduct a sting operation".

Daniels - whose real name is Stephanie Clifford - is suing Trump and his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen to nullify a 2016 non-disclosure agreement preventing her from speaking out about the affair she says she had with Trump in 2006. He said his client was "performing the same performance that she has conducted at over a hundred strip clubs around the country".

A spokesperson for the Franklin County Sheriff's Department told CBS as of early Thursday morning, Daniels was not being held there.

A Columbus police spokeswoman did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the arrest.

"We will vehemently contest all charges", he said.

The law, The Community Defense Act, prohibits adult entertainment - defined as nude or topless dancing - between midnight and 6am.

Dailymail.com reached out to Sirens who refused to comment. Then-Governor Ted Strickland, a Democrat, allowed the law to take effect without his signature despite a Statehouse debate that included young women in pink "Dancers for Democracy" shirts opposing the effort, the Columbus Dispatch reported.

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.

After denying knowledge of the payment, Trump admitted in May that his longtime lawyer, Cohen, was reimbursed through a monthly retainer for a $130,000 payment made to Daniels in 2016 to stop what Trump called "false and extortionist accusations" about a decade-old affair.

Avenatti said during the performance, some patrons touched her in a "non-sexual" way.

Stormy Daniels is pictured during an interview with Anderson Cooper about her alleged affair with Donald Trump.

-Story by Samantha Schmidt for the Washinton Post.

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