Grownup movie star Stormy Daniels, who claims she had an affair with U.S. President Donald Trump in 2006, was arrested in a strip club on Wednesday in what her lawyer mentioned was a setup.
Daniels, whose actual identify is Stephanie Clifford, was arrested in a Columbus, Ohio, club for permitting a buyer to the touch her in a non-sexual method whereas on stage, lawyer Michael Avenatti mentioned on Twitter.
Avenatti mentioned Daniels was arrested throughout a sting operation.
“This was a setup & politically motivated. It reeks of desperation. We are going to struggle all bogus prices,” Avenatti mentioned on Twitter.
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Daniels was scheduled to carry out at Sirens Gents’s Club on Wednesday and Thursday, in line with its web site. Avenatti mentioned Daniels was performing the identical act on Wednesday that “she has carried out throughout the nation at almost a hundred strip golf equipment.”
Franklin County Jail officers mentioned Daniels was launched Thursday morning after posting a $6,000 bond. She is set for a Friday arraignment on three misdemeanour counts of touching a patron on the strip club.
“We are going to vehemently contest all prices,” Avenatti mentioned.
Daniels has mentioned she had intercourse with Trump in 2006 and that Trump’s private lawyer, Michael Cohen, paid her $130,000 US to maintain the encounter secret shortly earlier than the presidential election. Cohen has mentioned he made the cost.
In Could, Trump, who forcefully denied the affair, mentioned Daniels was paid to cease “false and extortionist accusations” she made about a sexual encounter with him.
Daniels has filed two lawsuits in opposition to Trump, one to get out of a non-disclosure settlement she had signed in October 2016 forward of the November presidential election in trade for the $130,000, and one other for defamation.