The Latest: Lawyer: Stormy Daniels Will Plead Not Guilty

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of porn star Stormy Daniels at a strip club in Ohio (all times local):

The lawyer for Stormy Daniels says the porn actress will plead not guilty to charges of allowing patrons to touch her after being arrested at an Ohio strip club.

Michael Avenatti posted on Twitter early Thursday that Daniels will enter the not guilty plea to three misdemeanor charges.

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is accused of letting patrons touch her, which is a violation of a state law. She was taken into custody during a Wednesday night show in Columbus, Ohio.

Avenatti says during the performance, some patrons touched her in a “non-sexual” way. He says they will fight all charges, which he called “bogus.”

An Ohio law prohibits anyone who isn’t a family member to touch a nude or semi-nude dancer.

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Stormy Daniels’ lawyer says the porn actress has been arrested at an Ohio strip club and is accused of letting patrons touch her, which is a violation of a state law.

Michael Avenatti tells The Associated Press on Thursday that Daniels was taken into custody during a show in Columbus, Ohio.

Avenatti says during the performance, some patrons touched her in a “non-sexual” way.

An Ohio law prohibits anyone who isn’t a family member to touch a nude or semi-nude dancer.

Avenatti called the arrest a “complete set up.” He says she was arrested inside the club.

A Columbus police spokeswoman didn’t immediately respond to a message seeking comment.

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



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