Charges dropped after Stormy Daniels arrested at OH strip club

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Charges against adult film star Stormy Daniels, who's made headlines for an alleged affair with President Donald Trump years before he was elected, were dropped Thursday.

"According to CNN, Daniels posted the $6,054 bail for 'three misdemeanor counts of illegally touching a patron".

She is scheduled to appear in court for an arraignment on Friday.

"Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti, told The Associated Press that some patrons touched Daniels in a non-sexual" way during her performance.

Avenatti had claimed the arrest was a politically motivated "set up" and also blasted the police's explanation.

Stormy Daniels' lawyer says the porn star "refuses to be intimidated" following her arrest at an OH strip club and has chose to perform today after all. "We will fight all bogus charges", Avenatti wrote.

Ohio's Community Defense Act prohibits touching a nude or semi-nude dancer in a club, besides members of the dancer's immediate family. A violation is a misdemeanor.

After the performance of her "Make America Horny Again" show, Daniels was arrested by undercover officers, Avenatti said. Avenatti tweeted. "They are devoting law enforcement resources to sting operations for this?" He said female undercover officers asked Daniels if they could place their face between her breasts.

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By early afternoon, prosecutors said they were dropping the case because Ohio's law against physical contact between strippers and customers applies only to someone who "regularly" performs at a club.

UPDATE 10:10AM 7/12/2018: Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein has dismissed charges against Stormy Daniels (real name Stephanie A. Gregory Clifford).

According to a Thursday Columbus Police Department news release, Clifford's arrest Wednesday night reportedly stemmed from an ongoing investigation into human trafficking and prostitution.

President Trump's alleged mistress Stormy Daniels was arrested on Wednesday night. Her attorney said earlier in the day she planned to leave the state Thursday.

Daniels claimed she had an affair with Trump in 2006 and was paid off by Trump's lawyer in October 2016, weeks before the presidential election, not to talk about it. Trump has denied having an affair.

He initially said he used his own money to pay Daniels and was not reimbursed by Trump. They said they have made numerous arrests under the no-touching law but did not immediately provide a number.

Michael Avenatti announced on Twitter.

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