Stormy Daniels Arrested While Performing in Strip Club

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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.

OH law says a person who performs "nude or seminude on the premises of a sexually oriented business" are not allowed to be touched by patrons.

Daniels was arrested and accused of allowing patrons to touch her, which is a violation of state law, at her Wednesday night show. After taking off her top, Daniels "began forcing the faces of the patrons into her chest and using her bare breasts to smack the patrons".

Another police detective, who was standing near the bar area, saw it all happen, according to the police report.

Two police detectives and an officer in the club noticed what Daniels was doing and approached the stage. She shoved each of their faces between her breasts, court documents said.

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A man who answered the phone at Sirens early Thursday morning said, "We have no comment on that".

Avenatti criticized the charge as "bogus". "After the customer touched her, according to the attorney, those officers got up and arrested the performer on the spot".

"It reeks of desperation", Avenatti tweeted.

"They are devoting law enforcement resources to sting operations for this? There has to be higher priorities!" he continued in another tweet.

Stormy Daniels, 39, was arrested in Columbus, Ohio, on July 11 while performing at Sirens strip club. He went on to allege it was a politically motivated arrest. "We will fight all bogus charges", Avenatti said.

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Avenatti said Daniels was arrested during a sting operation.

Stormy Daniels was arrested Wednesday night over an incident at a strip club. Trump, who was married at the time of the alleged affair, has disputed her claims.

Through White House officials, Trump has denied the affair, although Cohen has admitted paying Daniels $130,000 as part of the agreement.

Daniels's lawyer, Michael Avenatti, says on Twitter that she will plead not guilty to all counts and has said the touching was in a "non sexual" way.

Avenatti alleges the payment was a violation of campaign finance law and was created to suppress speech.

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