Michael Avenatti calls Stormy Daniels arrest 'politically motivated'

Michael Avenatti calls Stormy Daniels arrest 'politically motivated'

Avenatti noted that the law applies to those who regularly perform at such clubs and there was no evidence that Daniels had ever appeared there before. I deeply apologize to my fans in Columbus, ' Daniels said.

Daniels was arrested by Columbus Police and charged with three counts of 'Illegally Operating Sexually Oriented Business - Employee Knowingly Touch Any Patron, ' according to online court records. Daniels was arrested by several Columbus police officers after she also allegedly fondled the breasts of female patrons and held the face of a female officer into her chest, WBNS-TV first reported.

She is scheduled to be arraigned in Franklin Municipal Court on Friday morning.

The court documents also did not specify whether or not Clifford was taken into custody. Police documents show that Stormy touched Prather's butt and breasts and then put her own breasts in Prather's face. "My understanding is that a number of undercover officers were female, which was not unusual to my client because a huge number of women are turning out to see her shows", he said.

Stormy was released early on Thursday morning on a $6,000 bond.

A person who answered the phone at Sirens declined to comment.

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Avenatti had earlier said on Twitter said, "This was a setup & politically motivated".

Ms Daniels was arrested for allegedly letting a customer touch her on stage "in a non-sexual manner", her lawyer tweeted. He said Thursday afternoon in a tweet he was pleased prosecutors dropped the charges and thanked them for their professionalism. "There has to be higher priorities", he wrote.

Daniels was arrested at a club in Columbus while performing an act she has done at almost 100 strip clubs across the US, Michael Avenatti wrote on Twitter. "It reeks of desperation", his tweet said. Columbus police said they have made numerous arrests based on this law since last fall when authorities "were made aware" of illegal activity at adult entertainment clubs in the city.

"It just seems absurd to me that this is something that would require this amount of resources and would result in the arrest of my client", Avenatti continued.

Through White House officials, Trump has denied the affair, although Cohen has admitted paying Daniels $130,000 as part of the agreement.

He says he's confident that she'll be cleared of all charges. Avenatti alleges the payment was a violation of campaign finance law and was created to suppress speech.