Stormy Daniels Arrested In Ohio Strip Club, Michael Avenatti Says

Carla Baranauckas

Stormy Daniels, the porn star who is suing President Donald Trump over what she said was a “hush money” agreement, was arrested in Columbus, Ohio, on Wednesday night, her lawyer said.

Daniels was scheduled to appear at the Sirens strip club on Wednesday and Thursday nights, the club’s website says. But her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, said she was taken into custody after she allowed a club patron to touch her.

Online court records show that Daniels was accused of violating an obscure Ohio law that prohibits physical contact between strip club employees and patrons. Avenatti told 10TV that enforcing the law is a “ridiculous use of resources.”

A spokesperson for the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office ― the same county where Daniels was charged ― told The Columbus Dispatch last year that it had “not had any complaints or reasons to apply this law” in the decade since it was passed.

A woman who answered the phone at the strip club declined to comment on the incident.

Daniels has said previously that she had sex with Trump in 2006 after his wife, Melania, had given birth to their son, Barron. Trump has denied having sex with Daniels but his lawyer Rudy Giuliani has acknowledged that she was paid $130,000 by Michael Cohen as part of a nondisclosure agreement.

She is suing to invalidate the nondisclosure agreement, which she signed shortly before the 2016 presidential election.

This story has been updated with information about Daniels’ arrest.

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2005

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2006

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2006

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2006

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2006

At "The Fast and the Furious 3: Tokyo Drift" premiere at Universal Studios in Universal City, California.
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2006

At "The Bliss" screening in Los Angeles. 
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2006

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2007

At the 24th annual Adult Video News Awards Show at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
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2007

At the 49th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. 
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2007

At the Trump Vodka launch party at Les Deux in Los Angeles. 
At the Trump Vodka launch party at Les Deux in Los Angeles. 

2007

At the premiere of "Superbad" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. 
At the premiere of "Superbad" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. 

2007

At "A Truly Irresistible Evening" at Les Deux in Los Angeles.
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2007

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2007

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2007

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2007

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2007

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2008

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At the premiere of "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

2008

At the 50th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
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2008

At TAO Nightclub at The Venetian Hotel and Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
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2009

At Jet Nightclub at The Mirage in Las Vegas.
At Jet Nightclub at The Mirage in Las Vegas.

2012

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2013

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2016

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2016

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2017

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2017

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2018

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