The adult film actress who is suing President Trump over an affair she says she had with him was arrested at an OH strip club for allegedly allowing a customer to touch her while onstage, Daniels's lawyer, Michael Avenatti, tweeted.
Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein said his office had determined that Daniels committed no crime because she did not perform regularly at the club, as required under the law, and confirmed that the charges were dismissed.
Daniels was arrested Thursday morning after she was accused of squeezing patrons' and undercover police officers' faces between her bare breasts at Sirens Gentlemen's Club in Columbus. As soon as Daniels moved away from the officers, he exited the club and requested the assistance of patrol to arrest Daniels and two others.
Avenatti posted on Twitter on Thursday morning that Daniels will plead not guilty to three misdemeanor charges.
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.
Stormy's lawyer, Michael Avenatti, said the incident reeked of a sting operation.
Avenatti told MSNBC his client was released on $6,000 bail, and that he did not expect the case to affect her lawsuits against Trump.
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The law, The Community Defense Act, prohibits adult entertainment - defined as nude or topless dancing - between midnight and 6am.
Daniels planned to be in Columbus Wednesday and Thursday as part of a nationwide tour, Avenatti said. She canceled a Thursday night performance in Columbus.
A 2007 OH law states that an employee who regularly appears nude or seminude at a sexually oriented business is not allowed to touch anyone not related to them while nude or seminude. He said he believes they are "going to be reasonable in how they approach this". Daniels has also promoted the show on her Instagram page. But according to a Columbus Dispatch article in Sept, 2017 the law has rarely been used since then.
Avenatti followed up with tweets announcing his intention to fight the charges. Trump has denied the affair.
Daniels is suing Trump and his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, to be released from a nondisclosure agreement that she says she signed days before the 2016 presidential election to prevent her from publicly discussing the alleged affair.
Daniels has said she had sex with President Donald Trump in 2006 when he was married, which Trump has denied.