Adult film actress Stormy Daniels - one of US President Donald Trump's most famous legal sparring partners - has been arrested while performing at a strip club, according to her lawyer who called the incident in OH "politically motivated" and a "set-up".
They said the so-called Community Defense Act couldn't be enforced because Daniels has only appeared once at the Columbus club and the law states it's for regular performers.
During the show, Avenatti said, undercover police officers asked Daniels for permission to place their faces between her breasts, though the attorney declined to release further details about the performance.
A fourth officer, who was not touched, called for assistance to arrest Daniels and two others: Miranda Panda, of Marion, and Brittany Walters, of Pickerington. "We expect her to be released on bail shortly".
"We will vehemently contest all charges", he said. It reeks of desperation.
The police report states that Daniels, while topless and wearing a G-string, allegedly put both of her hands on an officer's buttocks, placed both hands on an officer's breast, and then put her breasts in an officer's face. Daniels started performing at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to an affidavit filed in Franklin County Municipal Court.More news: Elon Musk offers engineers for Thai cave rescue
But she said the officers' motivations will be reviewed internally. He said he believes they are "going to be reasonable in how they approach this".
Messages were left with the Columbus city prosecutor's office seeking comment. The arrest of Daniels and two others was part of a "long-term investigation into allegations of human trafficking, prostitution, & other vice related violations", Columbus police said in a statement.
USA media tweeted a mugshot of Ms Daniels, purportedly from the Franklin County Sheriff's Office in Columbus. "I think that this is one of the poorest uses of law enforcement resources I believe I have ever heard of in my lifetime". The club, Sirens, advertised Daniel's appearance on Twitter ahead of Wednesday night's performance.
Daniels claimed she had an affair with Trump in 2006 and was paid off by Trump's lawyer in October 2016, weeks before the presidential election, not to talk about it. Trump has denied having an affair. In 2016, Daniels sued Trump claiming that he never signed the nondisclosure or "hush" agreement, in hopes of making it invalid.
He initially said he used his own money to pay Daniels and was not reimbursed by the president.