(OHIO) — Porn star Stormy Daniels was arrested Wednesday night during a performance in an Ohio strip club, accused of touching people with her topless body in violation of state laws.
ABC News affiliate KTRK-TV reports Daniels “smacked patrons with her bare breasts” — including police officers at the club — and also fondled “the breasts of female patrons.”
She was taken into custody and booked; Daniels was released Monday morning after posting $6,054 bail.
Daniels, an adult performer whose birth name is Stephanie Clifford, had a scheduled appearance Wednesday night at the Sirens nightclub in Columbus, according to the club’s website.
The woman who claims she had sex with Donald Trump more than a decade ago, was arrested for, “allegedly allowing a customer to touch her while on stage in a non sexual manner!” according to tweets from her attorney Michael Avenatti.
“Just rcvd word that my client @StormyDaniels was arrested in Columbus Ohio while performing the same act she has performed across the nation at nearly a hundred strip clubs,” Avenatti tweeted. “This was a setup & politically motivated,” he claims, adding, “It reeks of desperation. We will fight all bogus charges. #Basta”
“Basta,” which Avenatti frequently uses to end many of his tweets, is an Italian interjection meaning “enough.”
“Are you kidding me?” he went on. “They are devoting law enforcement resources to sting operations for this? There has to be higher priorities!!! #SetUp #Basta.”
In a third tweet, Aventatti said Daniels will be released on bail and he expects she’ll be charged with a misdemeanor. “We will vehemently contest all charges,” he wrote.
Daniels claims that she had an affair with the real estate mogul-turned reality show star 12 years ago, and signed a non-disclosure agreement regarding it. Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen later admitted to paying Daniels $130,000, which she claims was to keep her quiet.
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