Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for adult film star Stormy Daniels, vowed to fight the "bogus charges" his client faces after she was apparently arrested early Thursday while performing at an OH strip club, in what he blasted as a "setup" that was "politically motivated".
Clifford, had been scheduled to appear at Sirens Gentlemen's Club in northeastern Columbus on Wednesday and Thursday, according to the club's website.
Stormy Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti, said her arrest at a OH strip club early Thursday was "setup" and "politically motivated".
The patron is not believed to have been detained. "This was a setup and politically motivated". He added: "It reeks of desperation".
Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, was in police custody early Thursday morning and was expected to face a misdemeanour charge, Avenatti said. A person who answered the phone at the club declined to comment.More news: Steven Gerrard makes Lassana Coulibaly Rangers’ eighth signing
"We are highly confident that in the unlikely event that the district attorney proceeds with charges that she will be found not guilty", Avenatti said.
'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.
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.
Daniels has been embroiled in a lawsuit with the President since early March, to get out of a non-disclosure agreement relating to an alleged affair she had with him in 2006.
Her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, concedes the patrons did indeed touch his client but in a "non-sexual way".