Stormy Daniels strip club charges dropped

The Courier & Advertiser (Fife Edition) - - NEWS -

Pros­e­cu­tors have dropped charges against porn ac­tress Stormy Daniels hours af­ter she was ar­rested at a strip club.

She was ac­cused of il­le­gally rub­bing un­der­cover po­lice of­fi­cers’ faces against her bare breasts dur­ing a per­for­mance in Ohio.

Her lawyer, Michael Ave­natti, said she was “set up” in a Colum­bus po­lice sting op­er­a­tion, call­ing it an “ab­surd use of law en­force­ment re­sources”. Po­lice said they rou­tinely con­duct such un­der­cover op­er­a­tions.

The 39-year-old adult film star, who claims to have had sex with Don­ald Trump be­fore he be­came US pres­i­dent, was charged with three mis­de­meanours, each pun­ish­able by up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine on con­vic­tion. She was re­leased on $6,000 bail on Thurs­day morn­ing.

By early af­ter­noon, pros­e­cu­tors said they were drop­ping the case be­cause Ohio’s law against phys­i­cal con­tact between strip­pers and cus­tomers ap­plies only to some­one who “reg­u­larly” per­forms at a club. In Ms Daniels’ case, it was her first ap­pear­ance.

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