Stormy Daniels' Ohio Strip Club Charges Dismissed

Image Courtesy of Ricardo de Anda

Stormy Daniels, the adult film star who alleges Trump's lawyer paid her $130,000 to keep quiet about an affair she had with the President in 2006, was arrested in OH on Wednesday night, TMZ reports.

According to the police report, Avenatti claims there were three undercover officers at the venue where Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, was performing and that as soon as Daniels was touched by a customer they immediately got up to arrest her.

Avenatti tweeted just before 7 a.m. Thursday that Daniels would "issue a plea of "Not Guilty" to the charges.

Daniels was transported to jail and later released on bail. She is scheduled to appear in court on Friday morning. They say two other strippers, who were also arrested, were the first offenders - with one of them motorboating and groping Officer Praither.

Stormy's lawyer, Michael Avenatti, said the incident reeked of a sting operation.

Stormy Daniels, the porn star at the center of a political storm involving President Trump, has been arrested, her lawyer says. We will fight all bogus charges.

Ohio's Community Defense Act prohibits touching a nude or semi-nude dancer in a club, besides members of the dancer's immediate family. A violation is a misdemeanor.

Texas couple considering divorce to help pay for daughter’s healthcare costs
Their 6-year-old daughter Brighton has Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome, a rare chromosomal disorder that requires full-time care. The Greys applied for state assistance but don't expect to get it because of where they fall on the list.

"Are you kidding me?" he asked.

"It was an absurd use of law enforcement resources", Avenatti said. "There has to be higher priorities", he wrote.

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".

Daniels was arrested by Columbus Police and charged with three counts of 'Illegally Operating Sexually Oriented Business - Employee Knowingly Touch Any Patron, ' according to online court records. "I deeply apologize to my fans in Columbus", she said. A person who answered the phone at the club declined to comment.

In May, Trump had admitted to knowing about his attorney paying $1,30,000 to Clifford, before the 2016 presidential elections.

Daniels, who claims to have had sex with President Donald Trump in 2006 when he was married, is suing the president and his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen over a nondisclosure agreement she signed to keep quiet on the alleged affair. Trump has said he personally reimbursed Cohen for that payment.

The Columbus Dispatch reported a year ago that the 2007 law, introduced by a conservative religious group, was seldom enforced. After Stormy's performance, she and the other 2 were arrested at the same time.

Related News:



Most liked

England's first World Cup semi-final since 1990 attracts few fans
I've looked at it every day since - and it was the first thing I looked at when we got back this morning. The game ended with England down to 10 players and out of substitutes.

‘Fortnite’ season 5 trailer brings golf carts and temporal rifts
In addition to these new features, "Fortnite" season 5 comes with a number of tweaks and fixes for the battle royale gameplay. Season 5 of the hit game dropped on July 12. "You're in for a wild ride", writes Epic Games in the description of the rifts.

House Democrats Applaud Peter Strzok’s Speech Defending Himself, FBI Against Bias Charges
Strzok says he never allowed personal opinions to taint his work. The response was met with some applause in the committee room. Strzok said he was advised that he could answer the question.

US President Donald Trump arrives in United Kingdom for four-day visit
A YouGov/ITV Tonight poll released on Thursday found there is "broad support" for Trump among Britons. Donald Trump's July visit to the UK will be his first as president of the United States.

United Kingdom police say can not offer safety guarantees after Novichok death
Salisbury's MP has pointed the finger at Vladimir Putin after a woman who was poisoned by a Russian nerve agent died. This has been identified as the same type of nerve agent that contaminated both Yulia and Sergei Skripal .

Dier wary of 'world class' Rakitic and Modric
Croatia, who have reached the final for the first time in their history, will play France on Sunday. Eric Dier has warned England will face one of the best players in the world tonight.

Roger Federer vs Kevin Anderson, Wimbledon 2018
Anderson became the first South African in the Wimbledon semi-finals since Kevin Curren in 1983 and just the sixth in history. It was Federer's earliest departure from Wimbledon since his shock second round defeat against Sergiy Stakhovsky in 2013.

The Galaxy Note 9 is set to be another disappointment
Most notably, the bottom bezel (or rather the chin) below the display is slightly smaller than that on the Note 8 . South Korean tech giant Samsung is now working on its 10th generation Galaxy S smartphones - S10 and S10 Plus.

Jose Mourinho delivers Paul Pogba verdict as France reach World Cup final
Tintin and Asterix have always been rivals in the world of the comic strips for both are popular for their entertainment and art. Varane was injured when France lost the European Championship final two years ago, and he looks determined to make up for it.

Real Madrid’s tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Twitterati emotional
He has that now that: "I did it in England, I did it in Spain, I'm going to do it in Italy. and I did it with Portugal". And United are set to profit from Ronaldo's mega-money move to Serie A.

Queen praises RAF's 'tenacity and skill' at centenary event
Prince Harry's wife arrived in Ireland in a green top and matching skirt from Givenchy, as she paid tribute to Ireland. Meetings with The President of Ireland, Michael Higgins, and with The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, are both planned.

Liverpool eyeing up a move for Xherdan Shaqiri
Liverpool have been trying to reignite a deal despite a hands-off warning issued before the World Cup. Former Stoke boss Mark Hughes signed Shaqiri from Inter Milan in August 2015 for £12million.

Steady drum of Trump's anti-Germany remarks raises questions
He recently suggested that his relationship with Putin is "easier" than his relationships with USA allies in Britain and Europe. The remarks come as Trump is set to meet next week with Russian President Vladimir Putin .

Prince William and Kate Middleton's son Louis christened
The royal family has close ties to the RAF, with four generations working closely with the aerial warfare force. Charlotte gave a cheery wave as she walked towards the cameras while George looked more hesitant.

Players to watch out for in semis
His friend Joe Carter, 43, from York, added: "We really thought it was going to be different - this was our chance. This is the first time the two sides have met at the World Cup, and it is a long time coming for both.