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Lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels says she was arrested

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Stormy Daniels' lawyer tweeted early Thursday that she was arrested while performing at a Columbus strip club

Stormy Daniels was arrested at an OH strip club early Thursday after allegedly violating an "obscure" state law, per CNN-though her lawyer claims it was a set-up.

Adult film actress Stormy Daniels was arrested early Thursday at an OH strip club for allegedly touching patrons on stage in violation of state law.

The incident means Daniels will not carry out further performances in the evening, she said, adding: "I deeply apologise to my fans in Columbus".

Daniels' attorney told NBC News there were multiple undercover vice officers in the club during her show and after the customer touched her, officers got up and arrested her on the spot.

"It was an absurd use of law enforcement resources", Avenatti said. Daniels was arrested by several Columbus police officers after she also allegedly fondled the breasts of female patrons and held the face of a female officer into her chest, WBNS-TV first reported.

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

The actress, who has risen to widespread fame since alleging she had an affair with Trump in 2006 and was paid hush money to keep quiet about it, was performing at Sirens Gentlemen's Club in Columbus, Avenatti said.

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, was charged with illegal sexually oriented activity.

A Columbus police spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.

"We will vehemently contest all charges", he wrote on Twitter.

Adult film star Stormy Daniels was arrested Thursday and charged with breaking a controversial and little-known OH state law called the Community Defense Act, which prohibits adult dancers from touching patrons and vice versa. A person who answered the phone at the club declined to comment.

She said she signed the agreement just before the 2016 presidential election.

Earlier this week, Daniels performed in Washington at the Cloakroom, located about halfway between the Capitol and the White House, minutes before President Donald Trump announced his Supreme Court nomination. Trump has said he personally reimbursed Cohen for that payment.

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