Stormy Daniels looked less than pleased in her mugshot after she was booked for allegedly grabbing an undercover cop's backside at a strip club overnight.
Prosecutors dropped charges Thursday against Stormy Daniels just hours after the porn star was arrested and accused of illegally rubbing undercover police officers' faces against her bare breasts during a performance at an OH strip club.
As you can see, Avenatti thinks the charges are politically motivated. "We expect her to be released on bail shortly". Documents on the Franklin County Municipal Court website show that she will be arraigned Friday at 9 a.m.
On Thursday, Avenatti tweeted that the actor would enter not guilty pleas to three misdemeanour charges.
Stormy's lawyer, Michael Avenatti, said the incident reeked of a sting operation.
Daniels was arrested by undercover police officers after she allegedly "allowed a customer to touch her while on stage in a non-sexual manner". He added: "We will fight all bogus charges".
An Ohio law passed in 2007 states that "an employee who regularly appears nude or seminude at a sexually oriented business is prohibited from touching patrons, except for family members", according to the CNN report.
Police officers at the club said in an affidavit that while dancing topless, Clifford pressed patrons faces into her chest and fondled the breasts of some women in the audience.More news: Sparks Fly at Joint Hearing to Question FBI Agent Peter Strzok
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Avenatti called the three misdemeanor charges "an absurd use of law enforcement resources". "There has to be higher priorities", Avenatti wrote on Twitter.
Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, was arrested by Columbus Police.
Police said Daniels made her way over to another detective and performed the same acts on him. Trump has denied the affair.
They say Stormy's touchy-feely performance came later - around 11:30 PM - and she actually motorboated all 3 undercover cops, not just Praither.
Asked about the arrest, a man who answered the phone at Sirens on Thursday morning declined to comment or provide his name.
He initially said he used his own money to pay Daniels and was not reimbursed by Trump.
According to a report by the Columbus Dispatch last fall, instances of violations of the law are rare, with the local Franklin County Sheriff's Office telling the paper at the time that it had never been cited within their jurisdiction. Cohen has confirmed he made the payment.
Avenatti on Twitter cited an official statement from Daniels saying that because of her arrest Thursday night's performance was canceled.