Stormy Daniels

Porn star Stormy Daniels has been arrested in Columbus, Ohio while performing at a strip club on Wednesday, according to her attorney, Michael Avenatti.

“Just [received] 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,” attorney Michael Avenatti said in a tweet. “This was a setup & politically motivated.”

“It reeks of desperation,” Avenatti added. “We will fight all bogus charges. #Basta.”

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, allegedly allowed a customer to “touch her while on stage in a non sexual manner,” Avenatti said in another tweet.

“Are you kidding me?,” Avenatti said. “They are devoting law enforcement resources to sting operations for this? There has to be higher priorities!!!”

Daniels was scheduled to perform at the Sirens strip club in Columbus on Wednesday and Thursday.

Avenatti is representing Daniels in a civil litigation case against President Donald Trump and his longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen. Daniels claims she was paid $130,000 by Cohen to maintain her silence on an alleged affair with Trump in 2006, and is seeking to void the nondisclosure agreement.

Cohen admitted he personally made a $130,000 payment to Daniels with his own money, but denied that Trump or his campaign was involved in the transaction. The payment was made a month before the 2016 US presidential election and raised suspicion that it served as a hush-money payment.

Clifford was quoted in a 2011 interview saying she had an affair with Trump, but publicly denied it ever happened until filing her lawsuit.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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Source:: Business Insider


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