Stormy Daniels, real name Stephanie Clifford, 39, was arrested in Columbus, Ohio, and some people feel that the legal action was politically motivated. ABC 11 has published a video of the porn star’s July 11 arrest and it was due to “suspicion of sexually touching a patron while on stage at the Sirens Gentlemen’s Club.”
The charges were quickly dropped by City Attorney Zach Klein after the case was reviewed. Sill, her lawyer Michael Avenatti, said that the arrest of his client was “politically motivated.” Trump’s accuser was thought to have committed a disgusting act, it would seem.
To be fair, it is not unusual for adult entertainers to be a bit touchy with patrons, and she is an adult star. Dancers will often be warned in private. Perhaps Daniels was using her fame to really push the boundaries too far, but this has not been confirmed.
What is shown in the footage is the adult actress being handcuffed outside of the club near her tour bus. She cooperated fully with the police even as she was led to a waiting van.
He bodyguards are seen being kept at bay by police as the arrest was happening, too. One of them is heard asking to ride in the van with Clifford, but that request was denied. There is also footage of her in the van and being booked that has been released.
Daniels was not the only one arrested in Ohio, either. Both Brittany Walters and Miranda Panda were taken into custody as well, and like Clifford, their charges were also dropped. “After reviewing the charges for each of these cases closely, I’ve determined that the facts of these cases do not meet the elements required to prosecute under this law,” Klein admitted.
“The charges have been dismissed,” he added. Klien also said that “similar defects” were found in the cases against Walters and Panda. For one thing, ladies must make “regular appearances” at the club for the charges that were given to be upheld and that was not the case with the three ladies in question.
The arrest came about after Daniels was found to be “topless and wearing a G-string” when an undercover female detective was touched in a “specified anatomical area.”
She had been charged with “illegal sexual oriented activity in a sexually oriented business,” but a day later the charges were dropped.
…and to think that her tour is not even over yet.