Charges against Stormy Daniels dropped after arrest at strip club

Charges against Stormy Daniels dropped after arrest at strip club

OH prosecutors on Thursday threw out charges against porn star Stormy Daniels, a day after she was arrested for allegedly rubbing undercover cops' faces into her breasts while performing at a strip club.

Daniels was arrested by undercover police officers after she allegedly "allowed a customer to touch her while on stage in a non-sexual manner".

Avenatti says Daniels has received a misdemeanor and they will be contesting the charges. Daniels started performing at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to an affidavit filed in Franklin County Municipal Court. When they subsequently approached her, she allegedly did the same to two of the detectives, while reportedly touching the third officer as detailed above.

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

Daniels was arrested Wednesday in an OH strip club. He also said that Daniels is briefly postponing her national tour and will plead not guilty to the charges against her.

An Ohio law known as the Community Defense Act proscribes anyone touching a nude or semi-nude dancer, unless they are related. A violation is a misdemeanor. Her attorney, Michael Avenatti, said the touching was non-sexual. He vowed to fight the "bogus charges", even suggesting there are "higher priorities" at stake for the police.

CNBC's Rosenfeld also added, "Avenatti told NBC News that he was of the understanding that there were multiple undercover vice officers in the club during Daniels' show". Cohen has confirmed he made the payment.

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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.

"They asked her if they could place their face in between her breasts while she was performing on stage", Avenatti said, referring to the officers.

"I deeply apologise to my fans in Columbus", the statement read.

Stormy was released early on Thursday morning on a $6,000 bond.

Daniels has sued the president and Cohen, seeking to nullify the nondisclosure agreement.

Earlier this week, Daniels performed in Washington minutes before President Donald Trump announced his Supreme Court nomination.

She said she signed the agreement just before the 2016 presidential election. Then-Governor Ted Strickland, a Democrat, allowed the law to take effect without his signature despite a Statehouse debate that included young women in pink "Dancers for Democracy" shirts opposing the effort, the Columbus Dispatch reported. After Stormy's performance, she and the other 2 were arrested at the same time.

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