Washington: Adult film actress Stormy Daniels has been arrested after performing an act at a strip club in Ohio, according to her attorney, Michael Avenatti.
Calling the arrest as a “setup” and “politically motivated”, Avenatti took to Twitter and said Daniels was apprehended for allegedly allowing a customer to touch her in a “non-sexual manner” while performing the act in the strip club.
“Just rcvd word that my client @StormyDaniels was arrested in Columbus Ohio whole performing the same act she has performed across the nation at nearly a hundred strip clubs. This was a setup & politically motivated. It reeks of desperation. We will fight all bogus charges. #Basta,” he wrote on the micro-blogging site.
“She was arrested for allegedly allowing a customer to touch her while on stage in a non-sexual manner! Are you kidding me? They are devoting law enforcement resources to sting operations for this? There has to be higher priorities!!! #SetUp #Basta,” Avenatti tweeted.
Furthermore, Avenatti asserted that all the charges would be “vehemently contested.”
“We expect her to be released on bail shortly. We also expect that she will be charged with a misdemeanour for allowing “touching.” We will vehemently contest all charges. #Basta,” he wrote on Twitter.
Daniels is locked in a legal battle against Trump and his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. She is seeking to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement that the adult star signed days before the 2016 presidential election.
The 39-year-old revealed that the deal was not valid because the US President “never signed it himself”.
Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, came into the limelight after she publicly claimed that she had a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006. The US President, however, has denied the allegations.