'This was a setup' Stormy Daniels's lawyer after arrest in Ohio

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In March it was announced Daniels would sue Trump, arguing that her hush-money arrangement to not talk about an alleged affair with him was null and void because Trump never signed it.

The 39-year-old was booked on a charge that outlaws touching between patrons and performers at sexually-oriented businesses.

Her lawyer said he expected her to be released on bail soon.

A person who answered the phone at Sirens, the strip club where Daniels performed, declined to comment.

Daniels was arrested Thursday morning after she was accused of squeezing patrons' and undercover police officers' faces between her bare breasts at Sirens Gentlemen's Club in Columbus.

Clifford is better known by her screen name Stormy Daniels.

She was charged on three counts of illegally touching a patron.

Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti took to Twitter late Wednesday night to claim the arrest was a set up and that he will fight "bogus charges".

'This was a setup and politically motivated.

"Reeks of entrapment", she added. "We will vehemently contest all charges".

But Michael Avenatti told NJ Advance Media by email that Daniels still plans to be at Lace in Wayne on August 9, where she will perform two shows.

The Ohio strip club law prohibiting the touching of dancers, the Community Defense Act, was proposed by a Cincinnati-based conservative religious organization and approved in 2007.

Avenatti tweeted just before 7 a.m. Thursday that Daniels would "issue a plea of "Not Guilty" to the charges.

Avenatti later released a statement from his client.

"As a result of what happened last night, I will unfortunately be unable to go forward with tonight's scheduled performance". Police say they also observed Daniels "fondling the breasts of female patrons".

When asked about the arrest, a member of staff told us "no comment" before hanging up.

Through White House officials, Trump has denied the affair, although Cohen has admitted paying Daniels $130,000 as part of the agreement.

She is trying to free herself from a non-disclosure agreement signed before the election, and suing over a "defamatory" tweet by the United States president earlier this year.



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