Adult entertainer Stormy Daniels – who has drawn international headlines for her lawsuit against U.S. president Donald Trump – was one of three exotic dancers arrested in Columbus, Ohio early Thursday morning.
The charge against her? “Illegal sexual oriented activity.”
According to police, Daniels engaged in this illegal “activity” during her performance at Sirens – a gentleman’s club in Columbus. After taking the stage at 11:30 p.m. CDT, Daniels allegedly “began forcing the faces of the patrons into her chest and using her bare breasts to smack the patrons.”
Several of these “patrons” were (surprise) undercover law enforcement officers … (which reminded us of our “God Cops” series).
Daniels is alleged to have “leaned over, grabbed (a detective’s) head and began smacking her face with her bar breasts and holding her face between her breasts against her chest.” She is also accused of fondling the buttocks and breasts of a female undercover officer.
Such touching is illegal in Ohio under the so-called “community defense act.”
Here is a probable cause affidavit accompanying the warrant for Daniels’ arrest …
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(Via: Franklin County Municipal Court)
“As a result of what happened last night, I will unfortunately be unable to go forward with tonight’s scheduled performance,” Daniels said in a statement released on Thursday. “I deeply apologize to my fans in Columbus.”
Here is Daniels’ mug shot …
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(Via: Franklin County Sheriff’s Office)
We hate to break it to the uninitiated, but: This is what happens at strip clubs.
And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.
In fact, we would argue – as we have argued in the past – that undercover sting operations against adult entertainment establishments are a violation of individual liberty (not to mention a total waste of tax dollars).
“Are you kidding me?” Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti tweeted incredulously. “They are devoting law enforcement resources to sting operations for this?”
We agree …
Daniels has been the focus of global headlines since it was revealed she received a pre-election payoff intended to buy her silence related to an alleged affair with Trump.
Michael D. Cohen – Trump’s longtime personal attorney – paid Daniels $130,000 on October 28, 2016 as part of a deal that prohibited her from discussing her “intimate relationship” with the then-GOP nominee.
Since signing the agreement, Daniels has repeatedly denied having sexual relations with Trump, however she gave an interview to InTouch magazine in 2011 detailing their alleged affair.
According to the interview, Daniels claimed she first had sex with Trump at a Lake Tahoe, Nevada hotel suite in 2006 – four months after Trump’s wife, first lady Melania Trump, gave birth to their son Barron Trump. Subsequent encounters were alleged to have taken place at a hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
Her civil suit – filed in Los Angeles Superior Court – alleged that the relationship continued “well into the year 2007.” It also claimed Trump was continuing to harass her in an effort to keep the story under wraps.
Most importantly, Daniels’ suit claimed the hush money settlement wasn’t valid because Trump never signed the document.
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In addition to Daniels, Trump has also been accused of having an affair with former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal – a relationship which allegedly began in the spring of 2006.
McDougal’s account of her alleged affair with Trump was purchased for $150,000 by American Media, Inc. – the publisher of the National Enquirer – but the news outlet never ran the story. The implication is that AMI president and CEO David Pecker – who has described himself as “a personal friend” of the president – bought the story for the sole purpose of killing it.
AMI purchased rights to the McDougal story on November 4, 2016 – four days before Trump pulled off his shocking upset of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
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