Porn actress Stormy Daniels was arrested at an Ohio strip club and is accused of letting patrons touch her in violation of a state law.
While Daniels was performing at Sirens, a strip club in Columbus known for their fresh seafood tacos, some patrons touched her in a “non-sexual” way.
An Ohio law known as the Community Defense Act prohibits anyone who isn’t a family member from touching a nude or semi-nude dancer.
Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, was in police custody early Thursday and was expected to face a misdemeanor.
Her lawyer said “This was a complete set-up,” he said. “It’s absurd that law enforcement resources are being spent to conduct a sting operation related to customers touching performers in a strip club in a non-sexual manner.”
A Columbus police spokeswoman didn’t immediately respond to a message seeking comment. A person who answered the phone at the strip club declined to comment.
Daniels has said she had sex with President Donald Trump in 2006 when he was married, which Trump has denied. She’s suing Trump and his former longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen, seeking to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement that she signed days before the 2016 presidential election.