STORMY DANIELS AR­RESTED - LAWYER

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WASH­ING­TON - Adult film star Stormy Daniels, locked in a court bat­tle with Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump over their al­leged af­fair, was ar­rested on Wednes­day while per­form­ing at a strip club in what her lawyer de­scribed as a "po­lit­i­cally mo­ti­vated" setup.

Daniels was ar­rested at a club in Colum­bus, Ohio while per­form­ing an act she has done at nearly 100 strip clubs across Amer­ica, Michael Ave­natti wrote on Twit­ter. He said Daniels was ar­rested for al­legedly al­low­ing a cus­tomer to touch her in a non-sex­ual way while on stage.

"This was a setup and po­lit­i­cally mo­ti­vated. It reeks of des­per­a­tion. We will fight all bo­gus charges," Ave­natti wrote.

"They are de­vot­ing law en­force­ment re­sources to sting oper­a­tions for this? There has to be higher pri­or­i­ties!!!," he added.

Ave­natti said in a later tweet that he ex­pects Daniels to be re­leased on bail "shortly" and charged with a mis­de­meanor for "touch­ing." "We will ve­he­mently con­test all charges," he wrote. Daniels -- real name Stephanie Clif­ford -- is su­ing Trump and his for­mer per­sonal lawyer Michael Co­hen to nul­lify a 2016 non-dis­clo­sure agree­ment pre­vent­ing her from speak­ing out about the af­fair she says she had with Trump in 2006.

Just days be­fore the 2016 elec­tion, Co­hen paid Daniels US$130,000 in ex­change for her si­lence .AFP

COURT BAT­TLE: Stormy Daniels is su­ing US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump and his for­mer per­sonal lawyer, Michael Co­hen, to nul­lify a 2016 non-dis­clo­sure agree­ment.

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