Published: Mon, July 16, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Stormy Daniels Returns to Strip Club Stage, a Day After Arrest

Stormy Daniels Returns to Strip Club Stage, a Day After Arrest

Avenatti said Daniels was set up in a Columbus police sting operation, something police deny.

Officers were well within their area of responsibility when making the arrests, she added.

Police said Daniels' arrest was part of a long-term human trafficking investigation of adult clubs.

Comedian Kathy Griffin told Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday night that she is friends with adult film actress Stormy Daniels - and that the two are going "to take that a-hole down", referencing the president.

Daniels made headlines worldwide over revelations of an alleged affair with Trump in 2006 - and for the $130,000 she said she received from his attorney in 2016 in exchange for her silence. Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, is now suing President Donald Trump to get out of a nondisclosure agreement she signed to stay quiet about an alleged affair the two had in 2006.


Her lawyer Michael Avenatti announced Thursday that the charges had been "dismissed in their entirety" and thanked prosecutors for their "professionalism" in a tweet. Three misdemeanor charges against her were dropped just hours after the arrest.

"A mistake was made, and I accept full responsibility", she said. Jacobs said her department will review the arresting officers' motivations internally.

Avenatti said Daniels was arrested while "performing the same act she has performed across the nation at almost a hundred strip clubs". An Ohio law prohibits nude or semi-nude dancers at clubs in the state from touching customers, and Daniels reportedly groped undercover police officers during her performance, including touching the breasts and butt of a female cop. Daniels's case was dismissed, however, because the law caveats that it is against the law for regular performers.

OH law prohibits employees who regularly appear "nude or semi-nude on the premises of a sexually oriented business" from being touched by or touching club-goers, unless they are members of the dancer's immediate family. She's suing Trump and his former longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen, and seeking to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement she signed days before the 2016 presidential election.

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