Porn star Stormy Daniels expected to be charged with one or more misdemeanors- Lawyer

Last Updated: Jul 12 2018 17:40

WASHINGTON- On Thursday, Michael Avenatti, Stormy's lawyer, said that the American porn star Stormy Daniels was arrested at a strip club for allegedly allowing a patron to touch her while on stage in a "nonsexual manner", her lawyer.

On Wednesday night, following a performance at the Columbus strip club called Sirens, Daniels was approached by multiple undercover officers informing her that she would be arrested for allowing the patron to touch her, Avenatti told The Washington Post.

According to Daniels' lawyer, she is expected to be charged with one or more misdemeanours.

Avenatti claimed the arrest was a politically-motivated "sting operation". He said his client was "performing the same performance that she has conducted at over a hundred strip clubs around the country".

"This is ridiculous that law enforcement resources were used to conduct this sting operation. There has to be a better purpose for such resources," he said. 

Avenatti expected her to be released on bail shortly and vowed to "vehemently contest all charges", he tweeted.