COLUMBUS, Ohio – Stephanie Clifford, who goes by the stage name of Stormy Daniels, was arrested for allegedly touching a patron while performing at a strip club Wednesday night in Columbus, Ohio.
According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Stormy Daniels was charged with three counts of knowingly touching a patron.
Police say that while topless and wearing a G-string, the 39-year-old stripper allegedly touched a female undercover officer on the breasts and buttocks.
Daniels also allegedly pushed her bare breasts into the female officer’s face.
“Just rcvd word that my client @StormyDaniels was arrested in Columbus Ohio wh[i]le performing the same act she has performed across the nation at nearly a hundred strip clubs,” Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti tweeted last night. “This was a setup & politically motivated. It reeks of desperation. We will fight all bogus charges.”
Daniels bailed out of jail Thursday morning and her attorney indicated that she will enter a plea of not guilty to all three charges.
“She was arrested for allegedly allowing a customer to touch her while on stage in a non sexual manner,” Avenatti added. “Are you kidding me? They are devoting law enforcement resources to sting operations for this? There has to be higher priorities!!! “
“As a result of what happened last night, I will unfortunately be unable to go forward with tonight’s scheduled performance,” Daniels said in a statement released by Avenatti . “I deeply apologize to my fans in Columbus.”