Stormy Daniels, the adult film actress who famously sued President Trump following an alleged affair, was arrested early Thursday morning at an Ohio strip club for allegedly touching patrons on stage in violation of state law.
According to CNN, the film star faces three misdemeanor counts of illegally touching a patron and will be arraigned Friday morning. Shortly after her arrest, she posted a $6,054 bail and was released Thursday morning.
The media house adds that Stormy will not plead not guilty to the three misdemeanor charges. And her attorney, Michael Avenatti, tweeted that his client was taken into custody while performing at a strip club in Columbus.
“She was arrested for allegedly allowing a customer to touch her while on stage in a nonsexual manner! Are you kidding me?” Avenatti tweeted. “They are devoting law enforcement resources to sting operations for this? There has to be higher priorities.”
He went further to add that Stormy was “performing the same act she has performed across the nation at nearly a hundred strip clubs,” that “this was a setup & politically motivated. It reeks of desperation. We will fight all bogus charges.”
CNN however notes that under Ohio law, an employee who regularly appears nude or seminude is prohibited from touching patrons on the premises of a sexually oriented business — unless it’s a family member.
Describing what Stormy allegedly did, detectives who were at the Sirens Gentlemen’s Club said they observed Daniels remove her top and force patrons’ faces into her chest.
“The officers also observed Ms. Clifford fondling the breasts of female patrons,” Franklin County Municipal Court records show.
The court continued, explaining that when officers witnessed those activities, three detectives approached the stage. Daniels allegedly made her way toward two detectives, leaned over and grabbed their faces. She shoved each of their faces between her breasts, court documents said. She fondled a third officer’s buttocks and breasts, according to the documents. Daniels was one of three people arrested at the club, but it’s unclear who the other two were.
We can’t wait to see how this pans out.