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Porn Star Stormy Daniels Arrested While Dancing at Club

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Adult film actress Stormy Daniels was arrested early Thursday morning at a strip club in Ohio and faces three counts of illegally touching a patron, according to court records.

Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti, vowed to fight the “bogus charges” of what he is calling a “setup” that was “politically motivated.”

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“She was arrested for allegedly allowing a customer to touch her while on stage in a nonsexual manner! Are you kidding me?” Avenatti tweeted Thursday. “They are devoting law enforcement resources to sting operations for this? There has to be higher priorities!”

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Stormy Daniels Mug Shot

Daniels was topless when she “knowingly” touched a female Columbus police officer’s buttocks, placed her hands on the officer’s breast and then put her chest in the officer’s face while “on the premise of a sexually oriented business,” according to documents from the Franklin County Municipal Court obtained by WBNS.

Under the 2007 Community Defense Act, dancers are prohibited from touching customers and vice versa, excluding immediate family members.

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Avenatti said Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, was arrested while “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,” he tweeted, including a hashtag for the word “basta” which is Italian for “enough.”

After posting a $6,054 bail, Daniel was released, court records show. Documents on the Franklin County Municipal Court website show that she will be arraigned Friday at 9 a.m.

Later Thursday morning, Avenatti said that Daniels “will issue a plea of ‘Not Guilty’ to the three misdemeanor charges.”