Stormy Daniels, the adult film actor who claims she had sex with Donald Trump, has been arrested at a strip club in Ohio for letting patrons touch her while on stage in violation of state law, her lawyer has said.
Michael Avenatti said in a tweet the charge was “politically motivated” and “reeks of desperation”, suggesting that the arrest was a preplanned sting operation. “We will fight all bogus charges,” he said.
Avenatti posted on Twitter early on Thursday that Daniels will enter a not guilty plea to three misdemeanour charges.
Daniels was performing at Sirens strip club in Columbus when she was touched in a “non-sexual” way, according to Avenatti.