Charges dropped after Stormy Daniels arrested at OH strip club
- Author: Kyle Peterson Jul 13, 2018,
Jul 13, 2018, 2:41
Adult film star, alleged former mistress of Donald Trump, Stormy Daniels, was arrested Thursday in OH for touching strip club patrons, CNN reports. But two other workers at the club who were arrested with Daniels on Wednesday are still facing charges, Daniels said on Twitter.
He said Daniels was arrested for allegedly allowing a customer to touch her in a non-sexual way while on stage.
Avenatti told DailyMail.com that Daniels had been performing on stage when she was arrested.
OH authorities dropped charges against adult film star Stormy Daniels, her lawyer said Thursday, just hours after the adult film star linked to President Donald Trump was arrested during a performance at a Columbus strip club.
Daniels made the national spotlight this year due to a legal controversy with President Donald Trump, in which she claims she was coerced to sign a confidentiality contract to prevent her from talking about a former affair during the 2016 presidential campaign.
After posting bail and pleading not guilty on the charges, the charges against Daniels were dismissed Thursday afternoon.
"We will vehemently contest all charges", he said.
"It reeks of desperation", he tweeted.
She is scheduled to appear in court for an arraignment on Friday. "And she said yes". I think they are going to be reasonable about this.
Messages were left with the Columbus city prosecutor's office seeking comment. Her attorney, Michael Avenatti, said the touching was non-sexual.
She was charged with three counts of illegal sexually oriented activity, a misdemeanor, the arrest report says. Reached by The Post early Thursday, a representative for Sirens strip club declined to comment.
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.
U.S. media tweeted a mugshot of Ms Daniels, purportedly from the Franklin County Sheriff's Office in Columbus. Daniels, however, had not appeared regularly at Sirens.
Michael Avenatti announced on Twitter.
"I deeply apologise to my fans in Columbus", the statement read. He was married to Melania Trump at the time and has denied Daniel's claim. In May, Trump said Daniels was paid to stop "false and extortionist accusations".
Through White House officials, Trump has denied the affair, although Cohen has admitted paying Daniels $130 000 as part of the agreement.