JUST IN: Stormy Daniels’ Charges Dismissed After Strip Club Arrest – Avenatti Speaks Out


Adult entertainment actress and director, Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, was arrested by undercover detectives for allegedly making physical contact with three female patrons at a Columbus, Ohio strip club. She gained notoriety when her sexual liaison with Donald Trump became public. After her arrest, something really great happened.

Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti, tweeted an announcement that the charges were dismissed:

‘I am pleased to report that the charges against my client @stormydaniels have been dismissed in their entirety (below motion was just granted). I want to thank Joe Gibson & his colleagues at the prosecutors ofc (office) for their professionalism starting with our first call early this am.’

Earlier, he had called the charges “bogus” and tweeted:

‘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 said Daniels’ arrest occurred, according to CNN:

‘(While) 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.’

Columbus City attorney, Zach Klein released a statement that read:

‘I’ve determined that these crimes were not committed, based on the fact that Ms. Clifford has not made regular appearances at this establishment as required under the law.’

The actress was charged with three misdemeanor counts of illegally touching a patron and posted $6,054 bail for her release. According to CNN, the 2007 Ohio law prohibits:

‘An employee who regularly appears nude or seminude is prohibited from touching patrons on the premises of a sexually oriented business — unless it’s a family member.’

The charges were dismissed, because she does not appear regularly at this club. She was caught up in a human trafficking, prostitution, & other vice related sting, according to a police statement:

Avenatti tweeted that Daniels had always planned on pleading not guilty.

The Twitter world heated up upon this news. Check out some more of our favorite tweets below:

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