Porn actress Stormy Daniels was arrested in Columbus during her performance Wednesday night at a strip club, the Columbus Dispatch reports. While Daniels was performing at a club called Sirens, she touched several patrons and police officers, an apparent violation of Ohio’s Community Defense Act, which prohibits patrons from touching nude or semi-nude dancers or their clothing. Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti tweeted, “She was arrested for allegedly allowing a customer to touch her while on stage in a non sexual manner! Are you kidding me? They are devoting law enforcement resources to sting operations for this? There has to be higher priorities!!!”
At least four Columbus police officers attended Daniels’ performance. They said she touched three of the officers — both men and women — during her performance. Nearly all of the club’s customers approached the stage and started throwing dollars bills at the performer, a court affidavit said. Daniels then forced the faces of several customers into her chest and smacked the sides of their heads with her breasts. She touched the breasts of several female customers. Daniels was taken to the Franklin County Jail early Thursday, where she was charged with three misdemeanor counts of a sexually-oriented-business employee touching a patron. Daniels canceled her scheduled Thursday night performance at Sirens. Franklin County Municipal Court records show that so far in 2018, 25 people have been charged under the illegal touching law. That’s up from 16 in 2017 and seven in 2016. Daniels is suing President Trump over a nondisclosure agreement.