Stormy Daniels arrest was part of sting operation, lawyer says; charges dropped

Stormy Daniels arrest was part of sting operation, lawyer says; charges dropped

Adult film star Stormy Daniels has been arrested at a strip club in OH after being accused of allowing a customer to touch her.

As you can see, Avenatti thinks the charges are politically motivated.

Avenatti tweeted just before 7 a.m. Thursday that Daniels would "issue a plea of "Not Guilty" to the charges.

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. "There has to be higher priorities!"

Avenatti had earlier tweeted that the arrest was "a set-up" and "politically motivated".

Daniels was arrested at a club in Columbus while performing an act she has done at almost 100 strip clubs across the US, Michael Avenatti wrote on Twitter. Trump, who was married at the time of the alleged affair, has disputed her claims. Daniels was charged with three misdemeanor sex offenses for touching undercover police officers during her routine, and her attorney had some...interesting insight into their, shall we say, "investigation" of his client.

Meghan Markle high-fives children at Croke Park during visit
She went on to critique the fit - particularly cutting words, coming from a couture designer - suggesting her dress was too loose. Rachel Marks, 19, said the duchess had also been excited about watching the game, confirming she would be tuning in this evening.

Porn actress Stormy Daniels was arrested Thursday and charged with violating a controversial and conservative-backed OH state law called the Community Defense Act, which prevents adult dancers from touching customers, and vice versa. Under an OH law passed in 2007, an employee who regularly appears nude or seminude at a sexually oriented business is prohibited from touching patrons, except for family members.

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, was released from police custody early Thursday morning and was expected to face a misdemeanor charge, Avenatti said.

Avenatti also shared a statement from Stormy herself in which she apologized for not being able to go on with a scheduled show for Thursday night in Columbus.

Daniels filed lawsuits against both Cohen and Trump for defamation.

According to her lawyer, Clifford purportedly allowed one or more strip club patrons to touch her onstage, which, if accurate, would violate state law.

After denying knowledge of the payment, Trump admitted in May that his longtime lawyer, Cohen, was reimbursed through a monthly retainer for a $130,000 payment made to Daniels in 2016 to stop what Trump called "false and extortionist accusations" about a decade-old affair.

Related Articles

  • Fortnite Season 5 arrives with desert, rifts and new vehicle

    Fortnite Season 5 arrives with desert, rifts and new vehicle

    There are also mysterious new "Rifts" appearing around the map, which could act as teleporters to let you jump around the map. The heavy shotgun now fires 10 pellets instead of 5, but the maximum damage of the weapon has been unchanged.
    Brett Kavanaugh Will Right the Course of the Supreme Court

    Brett Kavanaugh Will Right the Course of the Supreme Court

    Some conservative critics faulted Kavanaugh for not taking up the merits of the dispute and declaring the ACA unconstitutional. The Detroit News , the largest paper in MI with an editorial board , wrote that " Kavanaugh's record defies challenge".
    Erdogan sworn in as Turkey's first executive president

    Erdogan sworn in as Turkey's first executive president

    The new system was agreed in a bitterly fought 2017 referendum, but the changes have been vehemently denounced by the opposition. The president will also have the power to dissolve parliament, issue executive decrees and impose a state of emergency.
  • Widow of Nobel dissident Liu Xiaobo 'leaves China'

    Widow of Nobel dissident Liu Xiaobo 'leaves China'

    Her brother, Liu Hui, posted on WeChat that his sister had flown to Europe to "start her new life". Liu Xia, though never formally charged with a crime, had been under strict house arrest .
    Video surfaces of wild Pacman Jones fight in airport

    Video surfaces of wild Pacman Jones fight in airport

    Moral of the story: No matter how big and bad you think you are, do not run up on an National Football League player. Police say words were exchanged before Ragin struck Jones with a closed fist, causing a cut to Jones' face.
    Boat from Gaza challenges Israeli blockade

    Boat from Gaza challenges Israeli blockade

    An Israeli military statement said Kerem Shalom would remain open for the transfer of specially approved humanitarian goods. The flaming kites have set fires to forest and farmland, and have done some damage, though inflicted few casualties.
  • Only 4 Days in, China-US Trade War Escalates

    Only 4 Days in, China-US Trade War Escalates

    However, in a statement this morning the Chinese ministry of commerce hit back, saying: " China is shocked by U.S. behaviour". The move comes only days after the USA imposed $ 34 billion worth of tariffs on goods imported from Beijing .
    Stormy Daniels arrested after OH  strip club patron touches her

    Stormy Daniels arrested after OH strip club patron touches her

    Avenatti said the arrest was a politically-motivated "sting operation". "#SetUp #Basta ", Avenatti said in a second tweet. There's still some confusion about what exactly happened inside the Sirens Gentleman's Club in Columbus, Ohio last night.
    Footage from inside Thailand cave shows trapped boys' escape route

    Footage from inside Thailand cave shows trapped boys' escape route

    Thongchai Lertwilairatanapong, a public health inspector, said the boys lost an average of 2 kilograms while they were trapped . The Brits who discovered them were among the elite divers who flew out after the Thai authorities begged the world for help.
  • Trump visits United Kingdom  amid acrimonious relationship with London

    Trump visits United Kingdom amid acrimonious relationship with London

    Mr Trump will meet the US Ambassador at Winfield House after arriving and then head to Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. The trek, coming more than a year and a half into his presidency, does not have the trappings of a state visit.
    Croatia into the World Cup Final!

    Croatia into the World Cup Final!

    I think knockout football is about fine margins and when you have good spells against fine sides you need to take your chances. Italy striker Mario Balotelli has hit back at England fans who taunted him before they were eliminated from the World Cup .
    Americans In London Urged To 'Keep A Low Profile' During Trump Visit

    Americans In London Urged To 'Keep A Low Profile' During Trump Visit

    While the many thousands are expected to line the streets and protest against Trump, politicians have become involved too. Theresa May will then meet with Trump for bilateral talks at the Prime Minister's country retreat at Chequers.