Stormy Daniels Arrested at an Ohio Strip Club - Michael Avenatti Calls It a Set Up
Adult film star, alleged former mistress of Donald Trump, Stormy Daniels, was arrested Thursday in Ohio for touching strip club patrons, CNN reports.
Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti tweeted the arrest seems like “#setup,” arguing the move “reeks of desperation.” He said Daniels will plead not guilty to three misdemeanor charges during her arraignment Friday.
According to CNN, Daniels posted the $6,054 bail for ‘three misdemeanor counts of illegally touching a patron.” She was charged under an Ohio law that makes it illegal for “an employee who regularly appears nude or seminude” to touch non-family members “on the premises of a sexually oriented business.”
In Franklin County Municipal Court records, officers accused Daniels of “fondling the breasts of female patrons.”
She also allegedly grabbed an undercover officer’s face and pressed it between her breasts, CNN reports.
Avenatti wrote Daniels was arrested “whole [sic] performing the same act she has performed across the nation at nearly a hundred strip clubs.”
Just rcvd word that my client @StormyDaniels was arrested in Columbus Ohio whole performing the same act she has pe… https://t.co/vrjCSSvzNp— Michael Avenatti (@Michael Avenatti)1531370857.0
She was arrested for allegedly allowing a customer to touch her while on stage in a non sexual manner! Are you kidd… https://t.co/tFS8JOoIhf— Michael Avenatti (@Michael Avenatti)1531371979.0
We expect her to be released on bail shortly. We also expect that she will be charged with a misdemeanor for allowi… https://t.co/QUIUsArl8a— Michael Avenatti (@Michael Avenatti)1531373255.0
My client @StormyDaniels will issue a plea of “Not Guilty” to the three misdemeanor charges.— Michael Avenatti (@Michael Avenatti)1531392394.0
Official Statement From @StormyDaniels: As a result of what happened last night, I will unfortunately be unable to… https://t.co/7C8hiu28yz— Michael Avenatti (@Michael Avenatti)1531394839.0