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Stormy Daniels arrested for allegedly touching patrons at strip club

Stormy Daniels will reported plead not guilty to all charges.


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Posted on Jul 12, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 11:21 am CDT

Stormy Daniels, the porn star suing President Donald Trump, was arrested at a strip club in Columbus, Ohio, on Thursday after allegedly touching patrons on stage.

According to Franklin County Municipal Court records, Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, faces three misdemeanor charges of touching a patron while operating a “sexually oriented business,” a violation of Ohio law. She posted bail on Thursday morning.

Michael Avenatti, Daniels’ lawyer, tweeted in the early hours of Thursday morning that his client’s arrest was “set up and politically motivated,” and “reeks of desperation.” He also tweeted that she will plead not guilty to all “bogus charged.”

Avenatti also tweeted that Daniels allegedly touched patrons during “the same act she has performed across the nation at nearly a hundred strip clubs.”

According to CNN, an employee who “regularly appears nude or seminude” cannot touch patrons on the premises of a sexually oriented business, unless that person is a family member.

CNN affiliate WSYX reported that undercover officers at the Sirens Gentlemen’s Club in Columbus said they saw Daniels remove her top and “force patrons’ faces into her chest,” as well as touch the breasts of female patrons. The officers then approached the stage, at which point Daniels leaned over and “shoved each of their faces between her breasts.” Daniels allegedly also touched a third officer’s buttocks and breasts. Two other people were arrested in addition to Daniels.

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*First Published: Jul 12, 2018, 8:13 am CDT