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Stormy Daniels: Police Chief Embarrassingly Admits Arrest Was ‘Mistake’

Stormy Daniels: Police Chief Embarrassingly Admits Arrest Was ‘Mistake’

Daniels, 39, was apprehended without incident during a performance late Wednesday at the Sirens club in Columbus, Ohio after officers accused her of touching patrons "in a specified anatomical area".

The adult film actress who is suing President Trump over an affair she says she had with him was arrested at an OH strip club for allegedly allowing a customer to touch her while onstage, Daniels's lawyer, Michael Avenatti, tweeted.

Under Ohio law, an employee who regularly appears nude or seminude on the premises of a sexually oriented business is not allowed to touch anyone who's not a family member while nude or seminude at that business. Officers knocked on the door of her tour bus after the performance and took her into custody in an arrest that Avenatti said left her "traumatized and rattled".

NBC News have posted a video online of what they say is Ms Daniels arriving at Jackson Pike Correctional Center in handcuffs.

This photo provided by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, July 12, 2018, shows porn actress Stormy Daniels. Court papers said the law couldn't be enforced because Daniels has only appeared once at the Columbus club and the law states it's for regular performers. She allegedly performed the same act with several officers who approached the stage and forced one officer's head into her bare chest.

Daniels was charged with a little-used 2007 OH law, which prohibits strippers from touching patrons - or vice versa - unless they are a relative.




Hours later, the charges were dropped due to lack of "probable cause", according to court documents.

The law places a wide range of restrictions, including no naked dancing after midnight, limits on when dancers can touch patrons and which clubs with liquor licenses can continue to stay open despite featuring nude dancing.

After the performance of her "Make America Horny Again" show, Daniels was arrested by undercover officers, Avenatti said. "Are you kidding me?" he wrote. Columbus Police confirmed to the Columbus Dispatch the law is rarely enforced in the state of OH despite being on the books for the past 11 years.

Columbus police said Daniels' arrest wasn't a first.

Avenatti called the three misdemeanor charges "an absurd use of law enforcement resources". "There has to be higher priorities!", he added. Trump has denied the accusation. Before the election, she was paid $130,000 to stay silent in a deal handled by Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen. A person who answered the phone at the club declined to comment.