Early Thursday, Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti, tweeted that the arrest "was a setup & politically motivated". He said his client was "performing the same performance that she has conducted at over a hundred strip clubs around the country". Avenatti said she was accused of allowing a patron to touch her while on stage in a "nonsexual manner".
"Are you kidding me?"
Avenatti went on. "This was a complete set up.it's absurd that law enforcement resources are being spent to conduct a sting operation". There has to be higher priorities!
An arrest affidavit said Daniels allegedly inappropriately touched male and female undercover police officers after they threw cash in her direction.
The lawyer also took to Twitter early Thursday morning, calling the arrest a "a setup & politically motivated". It reeks of desperation, ' he wrote. "We will fight all bogus charges", Avenatti said on Twitter.
Documents posted on the Franklin County Municipal Court website show Ms Daniels has posted $6,054 (£4,586) in bail, and is scheduled for an arraignment on Friday. He says the pair will contest all charges.
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Adult film star Stormy Daniels was arrested Thursday and charged with breaking a controversial and little-known OH state law called the Community Defense Act, which prohibits adult dancers from touching patrons and vice versa.
Avenatti issued a statement on her behalf saying that as a result, her performance at the jiggle joint Thursday night would be canceled.
Daniels has filed two lawsuits against Trump, one to get out of a non-disclosure agreement she had signed in October 2016 ahead of the November presidential election in exchange for the $130,000, and another for defamation.
In February, Cohen, the longtime personal lawyer for Trump admitted he paid US$130,000 (NZ$177,500) to the adult-film star, after previously dismissing stories about the payment.
Her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, has also been working to reunite families at the southern border. He initially said he used his own money to pay Daniels and was not reimbursed by Trump.