Stormy Daniels' lawyer and closest confidant Michael Avenatti revealed on Twitter last night that his client was bizarrely arrested while performing her set at a strip club in Ohio. He also said that Daniels is briefly postponing her national tour and will plead not guilty to the charges against her.
Stormy Daniels was arrested at an OH strip club overnight for allegedly grabbing the backside of an undercover officer.
Daniels was topless when she "knowingly" touched a female Columbus police officer's buttocks, placed her hands on the officer's breast and then put her chest in the officer's face while "on the premise of a sexually oriented business", according to documents from the Franklin County Municipal Court obtained by WBNS. Avenatti said the officers present at the performance were in plain clothes.
Avenatti expects her to be released on bail, and charged with a misdemeanor.
According to her lawyer, Clifford purportedly allowed one or more strip club patrons to touch her onstage, which, if accurate, would violate state law.
Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti, vowed to fight the "bogus charges" of what he is calling a "setup" that was "politically motivated".
Just rcvd word that my client @StormyDaniels was arrested in Columbus Ohio whole performing the same act she has performed across the nation at almost a hundred strip clubs. "There has to be a better goal for such resources".
DailyMail.com have contacted the Columbus Police Department for comment. The strip club where she reportedly performed, called Sirens, also declined to comment when asked about the matter. "We will vehemently contest all charges".
'This was a setup and politically motivated.
"It reeks of desperation", Avenatti tweeted.
"We are confident she will be cleared of all charges", Avenatti said.
The Ohio strip club law prohibiting the touching of dancers, the Community Defense Act, was proposed by a Cincinnati-based conservative religious organization and approved in 2007.
Although the law has been in effect for over a decade, a 2017 report from The Columbus Dispatch found that it is seldom enforced. The club, Sirens, advertised Daniel's appearance on Twitter ahead of Wednesday night's performance.
'A customer touched her in a non-sexual manner and she was subsequently arrested for allowing the customer to touch her in a non-sexual manner, ' he said. She is suing Trump and his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, to void a hush agreement she says she signed during the 2016 presidential campaign. Trump has forcefully denied the affair.