Adult film actress Stormy Daniels was arrested for allegedly allowing a customer to touch her while performing at a strip club in OH, her attorney said early Thursday. In May, Trump said Daniels was paid to stop "false and extortionist accusations" she made about a sexual encounter with him.
But her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, said she was taken into custody after she allowed a club patron to touch her. It reeks of desperation.
Avenatti said Daniels was arrested during a sting operation. "We will fight all bogus charges", Avenatti said on Twitter.
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. He says the pair will contest all charges.
An Ohio law prohibits anyone who isn't a family member to touch a nude or semi-nude dancer. "This was a setup and politically motivated".
He said he expected his client to be released on bail and that she would be charged with a misdemeanor for allowing touching.
Columbus police tell CBS News they're not aware of Daniels being arrested, and as of early Thursday, Daniels wasn't being held by the Franklin County Sheriff's Department.
A defamation lawsuit was also filed in April, alleging the President tried to tarnish her reputation and credibility by dismissing her claim a man threatened her in 2011, when she was ready to go public about her alleged affair with Trump.
In May, Trump had admitted to knowing about his attorney paying $1,30,000 to Clifford, before the 2016 presidential elections.