An Ohio law known as the Community Defense Act prohibits anyone who is not a family member from touching a nude or semi-nude dancer, and prohibits dancers from touching customers.
The law places a wide range of restrictions, including no naked dancing after midnight, limits on when dancers can touch patrons and which clubs with liquor licenses can continue to stay open despite featuring nude dancing. "I deeply apologize to my fans in Columbus", she said.
Charges made against Stormy Daniels in her early morning arrest on Thursday were dismissed later in the afternoon, according to her lawyer Michael Avenatti. In May, Trump said Daniels was paid to stop "false and extortionist accusations". She is scheduled to appear in court on Friday morning.
Another detective who was standing back by the bar said he witnessed the "criminal activity". She also alleges she was threatened to stay quiet about the affair. She shoved each of their faces between her breasts, court documents said.
Avenatti charged earlier that "undercover" officers "asked" for the touching.
Avenatti tweeted just before 7 a.m. Thursday that Daniels would "issue a plea of "Not Guilty" to the charges.
After her "Make America Horny Again" show, undercover officers approached Daniels and said she would be arrested for allowing the patron to touch her.
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According to an article published a year ago in The Columbus Dispatch, the law, which also restricts the hours of operation for strip clubs and adult book stores, is rarely, if ever, enforced. "There has to be higher priorities!", he added.
Avenatti said Clifford was arrested in Columbus Ohio while performing an act in a strip club that she had performed across the United States.
'This was a setup and politically motivated.
"It reeks of desperation. We will fight all bogus charges", he tweeted, including a hashtag for the word "basta" which is Italian for "enough".
Calls to the Columbus Police Department's media information officers went to voicemail.
Her lawyer said he expected her to be released on bail soon.
Trump forcefully denied the affair.
Daniels is suing the president and his former longtime personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen, and trying to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement she signed days before the 2016 presidential election. The payment might have violated campaign finance laws. But according to a Columbus Dispatch article in September 2017, the law has rarely been used since then.