Michael Avenatti calls Stormy Daniels arrest 'politically motivated'

Stormy Daniels speaks during a ceremony in her honor in West Hollywood California

US: Adult film star, who claimed to have had affair with Donald Trump, arrested

There were a few weeks earlier this year when it felt like Stormy Daniels and her lawyer had a monopoly on the news cycle.

Michael Avenatti is accusing OH law enforcement of foul play after Stormy Daniels was arrested last night as she performed at a Columbus strip club.

"I am pleased to report that the charges against my client have been dismissed in their entirety", Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti tweeted.

Stormy Daniels was released from the Jackson Pike jail in Columbus on Thursday after posting $6,054 cash bail.

She is scheduled to appear in court for an arraignment on Friday. "This was a setup & politically motivated".

Daniels, 39, was apprehended without incident during a performance late Wednesday at the Sirens club in Columbus, Ohio after officers accused her of touching patrons "in a specified anatomical area". He added: "We will fight all bogus charges".

Under Ohio law, an employee who regularly appears nude or seminude on the premises of a sexually oriented business is not allowed to touch anyone who's not a family member while nude or seminude at that business.

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"Are you kidding me?" "There has to be higher priorities", he wrote.

"So there are undercover vice officers that came to the club for the goal of trying to get her to touch them so that they could then arrest her, which is ludicrous", Avenatti said. Trump has denied any sexual relationship with Daniels.

UPDATE 10:10AM 7/12/2018: Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein has dismissed charges against Stormy Daniels (real name Stephanie A. Gregory Clifford). Her attorney, Michael Avenatti, said the touching was non-sexual. Reached by The Post early Thursday, a representative for Sirens strip club declined to comment.

Ford said Daniels' arrest in OH, which spawned from a little-known state law saying adult entertainers were not to allow touching, would have no affect on the West Columbia show.

Daniels has said she had sex with President Donald Trump in 2006 when he was married, which Trump has denied.

Daniels has filed two lawsuits against Trump, one to get out of a non-disclosure agreement she had signed in October 2016 ahead of the November presidential election in exchange for the $130,000, and another for defamation.

According to a report by the Columbus Dispatch last fall, instances of violations of the law are rare, with the local Franklin County Sheriff's Office telling the paper at the time that it had never been cited within their jurisdiction.

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