Daniels, who gained her name fame from suing President Donald Trump following an alleged affair with Trump years ago, now faces three misdemeanor counts of illegally touching a patron and will be arraigned Friday morning. She posted $6,054 bail and was released on Thursday morning. Daniels will plead not guilty to the three misdemeanor charges, her attorney, Michael Avenatti, tweeted.
Daniels had been scheduled to appear at Sirens Gentlemen’s Club
in Columbus on Wednesday and Thursday, according to the club’s website. Needless to say, she will not be appearing on Thursday.
Avenatti said his client was taken into custody while performing at a strip club in Columbus.
“She was arrested for allegedly allowing a customer to touch her while on stage in a nonsexual manner! Are you kidding me? They are devoting law enforcement resources to sting operations for this? There has to be higher priorities.”Avenatti tweeted.
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.”
In a probable cause affidavit being reported, detectives who were at the Sirens Gentlemen’s Club said they observed Daniels remove her top and force patrons’ faces into her chest.
“The officers also observed Ms. Clifford fondling the breasts of female patrons,” Franklin County Municipal Court records show.
When officers witnessed those activities, three detectives approached the stage. Daniels allegedly made her way toward two detectives, leaned over and grabbed their faces. She shoved each of their faces between her breasts, court documents said.
She fondled a third officer’s buttocks and breasts, according to the documents, and then forced the officer’s head between her breasts and smacked the officer’s face with her breasts.
Daniels was one of three people arrested at the club, along with another house dancer and a server.
“So there are undercover vice officers that came to the club for the purpose of trying to get her to touch them so that they could then arrest her, which is ludicrous,” Mr. Avenatti said. “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. “And a couple of officers asked her to allow them to place their face in between her breasts.”
Whether you like Daniels or not, whether you agree with what she did regarding President Trump or not, you have to notice that this is clearly a case of Tit-for-Tat. She had to have known that things could get tough for her in some way. She has stepped into the dirty game of politics. They don’t fuck around. From the looks of this silly little takedown, Stormy is about to learn. This is what is scary when you cross important people. These are the types of things that happen.
Having worked in the strip club business, this is so common. Maybe Ohio is way more strict than anywhere else in America, but her behavior really was quite common. Certainly not arrestable. There are girls having straight sex in these clubs, so this really looks overboard.