Stormy Daniels strip club charges dropped
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.