Sunday 16 December 2018

Stormy strip club arrest 'politically motivated'

Stormy Daniels: released and charges dropped
Stormy Daniels: released and charges dropped

Catherine Lucey

Porn star Stormy Daniels, famous for her lawsuit against President Donald Trump, had charges against her dropped last night after an arrest at a strip club in Ohio which her lawyer says was politically motivated.

Solicitor Michael Avenatti announced that Clifford had been accused of three minor charges of allowing "touching." But less than 12 hours later, he said that all charges against Daniels had been dropped.

Prosecutors asked a judge to throw out the charges because there's no evidence Clifford "regularly" appears at the venue where she was arrested, Sirens Gentlemen's Club, as required under Ohio law.

Daniels was arrested by undercover officers conducting an operation at the adult-entertainment venue.

"During her performance, a couple female undercover officers asked her if they could place their faces in between her breasts."

Avenatti declined to say exactly what happened next, but after her performance she was taken into custody and it became evident that the two women were also officers, the lawyer said.

Irish Independent

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