Charges dropped after Stormy Daniels arrested at OH strip club

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Adult-film actress Stormy Daniels was arrested at a strip club in Columbus, Ohio, after allegedly touching patrons during a Wednesday night performance, according to police.

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

Despite her arrest at an OH strip club Wednesday night for allegedly pressing her breasts into the face of an undercover officer and getting handsy with other patrons, Stormy Daniels is still scheduled to perform Sunday night at Allentown's Platinum Plus.

According to the report, Daniels held the faces of a female and male officer between her breast when they approached the stage. After the case was dismissed against Daniels, the city attorney said he was also looking into the charges against the other two defendants.

Daniels has been on tour since last winter, appearing at strip clubs across the United States, and had been due to perform again at Sirens on Thursday night. Daniels started performing at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to an affidavit filed in Franklin County Municipal Court.

Earlier this week, Daniels performed in Washington minutes before President Donald Trump announced his Supreme Court nomination. He initially said he used his own money to pay Daniels and was not reimbursed by Trump.

Avenatti called the three misdemeanor charges "an absurd use of law enforcement resources".

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"I am pleased to report that the charges against my client @stormydaniels have been dismissed in their entirety", Avenatti said on Twitter, thanking prosecutors for their "professionalism".

"It reeks of desperation", he tweeted.

The actress, who has risen to widespread fame since alleging she had an affair with Trump, was performing at Sirens Gentlemen's Club in Columbus, lawyer Michael Avenatti tweeted. Then-Governor Ted Strickland, a Democrat, allowed the law to take effect without his signature despite a Statehouse debate that included young women in pink "Dancers for Democracy" shirts opposing the effort, the Columbus Dispatch reported.

"She was arrested for allegedly allowing a customer to touch her while on stage in a non sexual manner!"

Avenatti had claimed the arrest was a politically motivated "set up" and also blasted the police's explanation. "We will vehemently contest all charges". The White House has said Trump denies an affair happened.

Just days before the 2016 election, Cohen paid Daniels $130,000 in exchange for her silence.

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