Stormy Daniels arrested at OH strip club, cancels show
Jul 12 2018
An Ohio strip club law prohibits clients from touching a nude or semi-nude dancer, unless the patron is a member of the dancer's immediate family.
The law refers to someone "who regularly appears nude or seminude" at a club.
Michael Avenatti, her lawyer and outspoken Trump critic, said she will plead not guilty to three misdemeanour charges related to allegations of inappropriate touching while on stage.
Porn actress Stormy Danielswas 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. In addition to touching Prather's breasts and butt during her act, Daniels allegedly placed the officer's face on her breasts.
Another detective who was standing back by the bar said he witnessed the "criminal activity". He said he has been talking with "reasonable" prosecutors all morning and Daniels will leave the state of OH within the next several hours. Police documents show that Stormy touched Prather's butt and breasts and then put her own breasts in Prather's face. Daniels, Miranda Panda of Marion, Ohio, and Brittany Walters of Pickerington, Ohio, were each charged in the undercover operation. Two other unidentified people were also reportedly arrested at Sirens last night. A person who answered the phone at the club declined to comment.
Avenatti said Daniels was arrested during a sting operation. "There has to be higher priorities".
'This was a setup and politically motivated.
In an official statement via Avenatti, Daniels announced that she is canceling her Thursday night performance.
Daniels became a household name earlier this year after she claimed she had sex with Trump in 2006. He was married to Melania Trump at the time and has denied Daniel's claim.
The case also revolves around Michael Cohen, Trump's former lawyer who is under investigation for a range of financial matters, including a payment to Daniels that was apparently made right before the 2016 election. Avenatti alleges the payment was a violation of campaign finance law and was created to suppress speech.
According to her lawyer, Clifford purportedly allowed one or more strip club patrons to touch her onstage, which, if accurate, would violate state law. Avenatti told MSNBC Thursday that the undercover officers in the strip club were female but shook off allegations that any of the behavior Daniels engaged in was "inappropriate".