Charges against Stormy Daniels dropped after strip club arrest

Calvin Saunders
July 13, 2018

Trump, who was married at the time of the alleged affair, has disputed her claims.

After posting bail and pleading not guilty on the charges, the charges against Daniels were dismissed Thursday afternoon.

An Ohio law known as the Community Defense Act proscribes anyone touching a nude or semi-nude dancer, unless they are related. The law states that the prohibition against touching customers applies to a performer "who regularly appears nude or seminude on the premises". "I deeply apologise to my fans in Columbus", Daniels said in a statement posted by Avenatti.

Sirens Gentlemen's Club confirmed that Daniels had performed at the Columbus venue on Wednesday night.

They say Stormy's touchy-feely performance came later - around 11:30 PM - and she actually motorboated all 3 undercover cops, not just Praither. She was due to be arraigned Friday.

Another detective who was standing back by the bar said he witnessed the "criminal activity".

However, Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti claims that forcing a patron's head onto her chest is part of Daniels' act in her "Make America Horny Again" national tour. She shoved each of their faces between her breasts, court documents said. According to police docs, Stormy put both hands on Officer Mary Praither's butt and breasts, and then put her breasts in the officer's face. In May, Trump said Daniels was paid to stop "false and extortionist accusations" she made about a sexual encounter with him.

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Stormy was released early on Thursday morning on a $6,000 bond. The strip club where she reportedly performed, called Sirens, also declined to comment when asked about the matter.

MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle spoke to Avenatti today about his view that the arrest was a "politically motivated" setup against his client. "She was arrested for allegedly allowing a customer to touch her while on stage in a non sexual manner!"

Her lawyer Michael Avenatti later announced that the charges had been "dismissed in their entirety and thanked prosecutors for their "professionalism" in a tweet. There has to be higher priorities!" he continued.

Mr Avenatti wrote: "This was a setup & politically motivated".

"It reeks of desperation", Avenatti tweeted. "We also expect that she will be charged with a misdemeanor for allowing "touching".

Just rcvd word that my client @StormyDaniels was arrested in Columbus Ohio whole performing the same act she has performed across the nation at almost a hundred strip clubs.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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