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Lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels says she was arrested

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Adult film star Stormy Daniels, locked in a court battle with over their alleged affair, has been arrested while performing at a strip club in what her described as a "politically motivated" setup.

Daniels was arrested at a club in Columbus, yesterday while performing an act she has done at nearly 100 strip clubs across America, wrote on

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 & politically motivated. It reeks of desperation. We will fight all bogus charges," Avenatti wrote.

"They are devoting 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 - is suing Trump and his former personal 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 USD 130,000 in exchange for her silence.

She is hoping to have the non-disclosure agreement thrown out on the grounds that it is not valid because Trump never signed it.

Through officials, Trump has denied the affair, although Cohen has admitted paying Daniels USD 130,000 as part of the agreement. He initially said he used his own money to pay Daniels and was not reimbursed by Trump.

However, Trump - who initially denied knowledge of the payment - subsequently conceded that Cohen was in fact reimbursed.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 12:05 IST
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