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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawyer says charges against porn actress Stormy Daniels have been dismissed following arrest at Ohio strip club.
Porn actress Stormy Daniels was arrested while performing at an Ohio strip club and charged with letting patrons touch her in violation of a state law. Her attorney said Thursday she was set up in a sting operation.
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While Daniels was performing Wednesday night at Sirens, a strip club in Columbus, some patrons touched her in a "non-sexual" way, her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, told The Associated Press.
He told MSNBC later Thursday that police had prepared a sting operation with multiple officers. He said female undercover officers asked Daniels if they could place their face between her breasts.
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"It was an absurd use of law enforcement resources," Avenatti said.
Messages left for the city attorney's spokeswoman for a response to Avenatti's allegations weren't immediately returned. City attorney spokeswoman Meredith Tucker said in a statement earlier Thursday that they are aware of the charges against Daniels. She says they are "in conversations with the defense counsel" and working to gather "all necessary information," but can't comment further because of the pending litigation.
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The three counts against Daniels are first-degree misdemeanors. Tucker said the maximum penalty for one count would be six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. If convicted of all three counts, Daniels could face up to 18 months in jail and $3,000 in fines.
Police said two other women were arrested along with Daniels.
Documents - Daniels - Name - Stephanie - Clifford
Charging documents say Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, was arrested for touching a patron at a "sexually oriented" business in violation of the law commonly known...
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