By CATHERINE LUCEY and MICHAEL BALSAMO
Stormy Daniels' lawyer says the porn actress has been arrested at an Ohio strip club and is accused of letting patrons touch her, which is a violation of a state law.
Michael Avenatti tells The Associated Press on Thursday that Daniels was taken into custody during a show in Columbus, Ohio.
Avenatti says during the performance, some patrons touched her in a "non-sexual" way.
Just rcvd word that my client @StormyDaniels was arrested in Columbus Ohio whole 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. We will fight all bogus charges. #Basta— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) July 12, 2018
An Ohio law prohibits anyone who isn't a family member to touch a nude or semi-nude dancer.
Avenatti called the arrest a "complete set up." He says she was arrested inside the club.
Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, was charged with 3 misdemeanors.
She is no longer in custody after posting a bond.
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