Pornstar Stormy Daniels who uncovered a decade-long affair with now President Donald Trump was arrested during a performance at a Columbus, Ohio, strip club. Her attorney twitted this morning:
“Just rcvd word that my client @StormyDaniels was arrested in Columbus Ohio while performing the same act she has performed across the nation at naerly a hundred strip clubs. This was a setup & politically motivated. It reeks of desperation. We will fight all bogus charges. #Basta.”
Daniels was arrested for touching three different undercover vice police officers during her performance at the Sirens club. This was a violation, the law in the state bars anyone who isn’t a family member from touching a dancer who is either nude or semi-nude. According to court documents, “Daniels forced the faces of club customers into her breasts and used her exposed breast to smack their faces. She also allegedly fondled the breast of female customers.”
The Columbus Police Department has said that this was a long-term investigation into allegations of human trafficking, prostitution, and other related violations. The police said that Daniels was not the only person arrested, two other individuals were also arrested in connection with the investigation.
Daniels attorney, Michael Avenatti told the Associated Press that “this was a complete setup. It’s absurd that law-enforcement resources are being spent to conduct a sting operation related to customers touching performers in a strip club in a non-sexual manner.” Daniels was arrested on the spot right after one of the customers touched her.
Stormy Daniels is in the middle of a lawsuit, suing Trump and Michael Cohen, Trump’s attorney who paid her $130,000 to keep quiet about the affair she and Trump had while he was married to Melania Trump. Cohen paid Daniels the money in exchange for a non-disclosure agreement which barred the pornstar from speaking publicly about her affair with Trump. Trump and the White House has denied that Trump had an affair with Daniels. Trump’s current lawyer, Rudy Guiliani, said in a statement to Fox News’ Sean Hannity that Trump had reimbursed Cohen for the money Cohen had paid to Stormy Daniels.
So was Trump behind this sting operation in the Ohio strip club where Daniels was performing? or was it just a coincidence and Stormy just happened to be in the middle of this mess?
In the meantime, Daniels has posted bail and is scheduled for arraignment on Friday according to court documents.