Stormy Daniels has been arrested at a strip club in Ohio after allegedly allowing a patron to touch her while she was performing.
The adult film actress, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, was performing on Wednesday night at Sirens club, in the city of Columbus.
After her “Make America Horny Again” show, undercover officers approached Daniels and said she would be arrested for allowing the patron to touch her. An Ohio strip club law prohibits clients from touching a nude or semi-nude dancer, unless the patron is a member of the dancer’s immediate family. The patron is not believed to have been detained.
She was in custody in the early hours of Thursday, awaiting a decision on bail.
Michael Avenatti, Daniels’ lawyer, who is currently engaged in a legal battle with President Donald Trump over a non-disclosure agreement she signed after an alleged affair, said she was being politically persecuted.
He described the arrest as a politically-motivated “sting operation,” and said his client was “performing the same performance that she has conducted at over a hundred strip clubs around the country”.