Michael Avenatti Calls Stormy Daniels Ohio Arrest a 'Sting Operation'


Instead, the state of OH on Thursday asked a judge to toss out the charges because there's no evidence Clifford "regularly" appears at the venue where she was arrested, Sirens Gentlemen's Club.

Daniels was arrested in OH early Thursday on three counts of illegally touching a patron at a sexually oriented business, court records show. They say two other strippers, who were also arrested, were the first offenders - with one of them motorboating and groping Officer Praither.

'We will fight all bogus charges'. She was charged under an OH 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". Avenatti said in another tweet, appearing to suggest a set-up.

Daniels later announced that a follow-up performance at the same club on Thursday - initially cancelled - would go ahead after all. "This was a setup and politically motivated", he wrote on Twitter.

The high-powered attorney claims the arrest was "part of a sting" based on a "puritan law" that says there is absolutely no touching in strip clubs in Columbus. Reached by The Post early Thursday, a representative for Sirens strip club declined to comment. She was arrested for allegedly touching patrons during her performance, which is illegal in OH for nude or seminude performers; police say some of the patrons she allegedly touched were detectives.

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Michael Avenatti, lawyer of adult-film actress Stormy Daniels speaks to media as he exits court in New York, May 30, 2018.Adult film actress Stormy Daniels speaks outside federal court in New York, April 16, 2018. After Stormy's performance, she and the other 2 were arrested at the same time.

"My office was not involved in this sting operation, so any additional questions about it must be directed to the Columbus Division of Police", Klein said. Trump has denied the affair.

Avenatti says Daniels has received a misdemeanor and will be "released shortly".

Daniels made headlines worldwide for allegedly having an affair with Donald Trump in 2006 - and for the $130,000 she says she received from his attorney in 2016 in exchange for her silence about the alleged sexual encounter. In May, Trump said Daniels was paid to stop "false and extortionist accusations".