Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Ex-Trump aide: Stormy Daniels arrest 'reeks of entrapment'

Ex-Trump aide: Stormy Daniels arrest 'reeks of entrapment'

Ms Daniels became embroiled in a row with President Donald Trump after saying she had slept with him in 2006, an allegation which he denies.

Avenatti told DailyMail.com Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, had been performing on stage when she was arrested. She was arrested for allegedly allowing patrons to touch her in violation of OH law.

An arrest affidavit said Daniels allegedly inappropriately touched male and female undercover police officers after they threw cash in her direction.

But in a probable cause affidavit obtained by CNN affiliate WSYX, detectives who were at the Sirens Gentlemen's Club said they observed Daniels remove her top and force patrons' faces into her chest. There has to be higher priorities!

In April, Daniels filed suit in federal court in NY charging that Trump had defamed her. "It reeks of desperation", his tweet said.

'This was a setup and politically motivated.

The documents did not indicate if the officers were in plain clothes or in uniform at the time.

'We will fight all bogus charges'.

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The high-powered attorney claims the arrest was "part of a sting" based on a "puritan law" that says there is absolutely no touching in strip clubs in Columbus.

CNN has reached out to the Columbus Police Department for more details.

The club, Sirens, advertised Daniel's appearance on Twitter ahead of Wednesday night's performance. A person who answered the phone at the club declined to comment.

She said she signed the agreement just before the 2016 presidential election.

A defamation lawsuit was also filed in April, alleging the President tried to tarnish her reputation and credibility by dismissing her claim a man threatened her in 2011, when she was ready to go public about her alleged affair with Trump.

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.

Avenatti said Daniels will enter a "not guilty" plea and won't appear in court for her arraignment at 9:30 a.m. Friday morning at Franklin Municipal Court. He initially said he used his own money to pay Daniels and was not reimbursed by Trump.

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