Stormy Daniels arrested at OH strip club

Stormy Daniels arrested after strip club performance in Ohio lawyer

Adult-film actress Stormy Daniels was arrested at a strip club in Columbus, Ohio, for allegedly allowing a patron to touch her while on stage in a "nonsexual manner", her lawyer, Michael Avenatti said early Thursday morning.

Columbus police charged Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, with three misdemeanor counts of touching a patron at a "sexually oriented" business in violation of an OH strip club law, according to online court records.

Avenatti said Clifford was arrested in Columbus Ohio while performing an act in a strip club that she had performed across the United States.

Avenatti tells NBC News his understanding is that there were several undercover vice officers in the club. Stormy was taken into police custody on July 12, and is expected to face a misdemeanor charge. However, according to her outspoken lawyer, her performance this evening was interrupted.

OH passed a law in 2007 which prohibits patrons touching performers at a sexually-oriented business anywhere on the premises or in the parking lot, or a performer touching a patron. The strip club where she reportedly performed, called Sirens, also declined to comment when asked about the matter.

A Columbus police spokeswoman did not immediately respond to requests for confirmation of the arrest.

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They added that Manafort did not raise questions about his access to his attorneys or documents to prepare his defense. He's also considering Manafort's bid to move the trial to either Richmond or Roanoke, Virginia.

Documents posted on the Franklin County Municipal Court website show Ms Daniels has posted $6,054 (£4,586) in bail, and is scheduled for an arraignment on Friday.

Avenatti told Newsweek he had no comment to add beyond his tweets.

"It reeks of desperation", Avenatti tweeted.

'This was a setup and politically motivated.

While President Trump is in Belgium for the NATO Summit, his alleged former mistress Stormy Daniels is behind bars. "We will fight all bogus charges".

Daniels has said she had sex with Trump in 2006 and that Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, paid her $130,000 to keep the encounter secret shortly before the presidential election.

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