Michael Avenatti tweeted late Wednesday evening that his client Stormy Daniels had been arrested while performing her show at a strip club in Columbus, Ohio. The lawyer wrote that Daniels was “performing the same act she has performed across the nation at nearly a hundred strip clubs.” Two nights earlier, Daniels danced for patrons of the Cloakroom in Washington, D.C. while President Donald Trump, with whom she alleges she had an affair in 2006, announced his Supreme Court pick from the White House. Daniels is potentially a key witness in the criminal case against Trump’s longtime fixer Michael Cohen, who allegedly paid her $130,000 to keep quiet about her relations with Trump. “This was a setup & politically motivated,” Avenatti added, seeming to tie the arrest to Trump. “It reeks of desperation. We will fight all bogus charges.” According to the lawyer, Daniels was arrested for “allegedly allowing a customer to touch her while on stage in a non sexual manner.” He later said Daniels will be pleading not guilty to three misdemeanor charges.
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