Lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels says she was arrested

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Adult film actress Stormy Daniels speaks outside federal court, in April in NY.

Stormy Daniels, the adult film actress who is suing U.S. President Donald Trump over a hush agreement about an affair, was arrested while performing at a strip club in OH, her lawyer said early Thursday.

Police alleged Daniels pressed her breasts into the face of a patron who turned out to be an undercover officer and also fondled two other patrons, landing her in jail for violating an OH law that prohibits an employee who regularly appears nude or seminude from touching patrons on the premises of a sexually oriented business.

Despite her arrest at an OH strip club Wednesday night for allegedly pressing her breasts into the face of an undercover officer and getting handsy with other patrons, Stormy Daniels is still scheduled to perform Sunday night at Allentown's Platinum Plus.

Daniels was charged with a little-used 2007 OH law, which prohibits strippers from touching patrons - or vice versa - unless they are a relative.

A judge has already signed off on the dismissal of charges.

"My office has reviewed the charges filed by the Columbus Division of Police, and I've determined that these crimes were not committed, based on the fact that Ms. Clifford has not made regular appearances at this establishment as required under the law".

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What led to the charges in the first place? She was scheduled to be arraigned in Franklin County Municipal Court on Friday morning, according to court records. He said she would probably leave the state later in the day.

At that point, three undercover officers approached the stage. Daniels allegedly made her way toward two detectives, leaned over and grabbed their faces. The group proposed the legislation as a state statute, allowing the General Assembly to pass on legislation that didn't require a public vote, according to a report.

Then, Daniels was accused of fondling the third officer's buttocks and breasts. After taking off her top, Daniels "began forcing the faces of the patrons into her chest and using her bare breasts to smack the patrons". "After the customer touched her, according to the attorney, those officers got up and arrested the performer on the spot". Prosecutors said they did not have probable cause to pursue the case, according to court documents posted by the attorney.

Early Thursday morning, Avenatti, tweeted, "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".

But Michael Avenatti told NJ Advance Media by email that Daniels still plans to be at Lace in Wayne on August 9, where she will perform two shows.

Columbus police conducted the undercover vice operation, calling it "part of a long-term investigation into allegations of human trafficking, prostitution and other vice related violations". Columbus Police confirmed to the Columbus Dispatch the law is rarely enforced in the state of OH despite being on the books for the past 11 years.

Daniels has said she had sex with Trump in 2006 and that Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, paid her $130,000 to keep the encounter secret shortly before the presidential election. Early Thursday she remained in custody awaiting a determination of bail, Avenatti said.

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