Adult film actress Stephanie A. Gregory Clifford, who is professionally known as Stormy Daniels was arrested in Columbus, Ohio on July 12, 2018. Her attorney Michael Avenatti took to Twitter to explain why his client was taken into custody while performing at a strip club.
Daniels is facing three counts of illegally touching a patron during her “Make America Horny Again” show at the Sirens Gentlemen’s Club in Columbus. This is against the Ohio law that prohibits an employee who regularly appears nude or semi-nude on the premises of a sexually oriented business from touching anyone except members of the employee’s immediate family.
Other reports claim that Daniels was arrested for allowing a patron to touch her during her “Make America Horny Again.” After the show, Daniels was approached by undercover officers to inform her that she would be arrested for letting the patron to touch her, The Telegraph reported.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office listed Daniels as an inmate being held at the Jackson Pike jail in Columbus on three counts of misdemeanor sex offenses. After posting a $6,054 bail, the adult film actress was released and is scheduled to be arraigned on July 13, 2018, the New York Times reported.
Because of this, Daniels’ scheduled performance at the Sirens Gentlemen’s Club was cancelled. Avenati took to Twitter to express his client’s apology.
Months ago, Daniels claimed that she had an affair and sexual encounter with Donald Trump in 2006. She further claimed that in 2016, she received $130,000 from the United States president’s attorney in exchange for her silence.
Trump has denied having an affair with Daniels, who also claimed that she signed a nondisclosure agreement days before the 2016 presidential election to prevent her from publicly talking about the alleged affair. Daniels is suing Trump and his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen to be released from the nondisclosure agreement.
According to Trump, he personally reimbursed Cohen for that payment. According to Avenatti, the payment, which was designed to suppress speech, violated campaign finance law.
Here is a video showing Daniels’ arrest: