Adult film actress and Trump-scandal-linked Stormy Daniels was arrested early Thursday at an Ohio strip club after she allegedly touched patrons on stage in violation of state law.
Daniels, who previously filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump following an alleged affair, faces three misdemeanor counts of illegally touching a patron. According to records, she posted a $6,054 bail and was released later Thursday morning. Now, Daniels will be arraigned in court on Friday morning.
Daniels will plead not guilty to the three misdemeanor charges, her attorney, Michael Avenatti, tweeted.
"She was arrested for allegedly allowing a customer to touch her while on stage in a nonsexual manner! Are you kidding me?" Avenatti tweeted.
"They are devoting law enforcement resources to sting operations for this? There has to be higher priorities."
Under Ohio law, an employee who regularly appears nude or seminude is prohibited from touching patrons on the premises of a sexually oriented business -- unless it's a family member.
Avenatti said Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, was arrested while "performing the same act she has performed across the nation at nearly a hundred strip clubs."
"This was a setup & politically motivated. It reeks of desperation," Avenatti's tweet said. "We will fight all bogus charges."