Attorney says charges dropped against adult film star Stormy Daniels after strip club bust

ABC/Heidi Gutman(OHIO) — Authorities dropped the charges against adult film star Stormy Daniels Thursday after she was taken into custody during a performance at a strip club in Ohio, according to her lawyer, who previously called the arrest a “politically motivated” setup.

Daniels, who made headlines earlier this year over her claims of an alleged affair with President Donald Trump 12 years ago, was arrested Wednesday night while performing at the Sirens Gentlemen’s Club in Columbus after she allegedly allowed “a customer to touch her while on stage,” her attorney, Michael Avenatti, said via Twitter early Thursday morning.

In fact, Daniels was charged with three violations of illegal sexual orientation activity in a sexually oriented business. According to ABC News affiliate KTRK-TV, cops said she not only “smacked” patrons with her exposed breasts, but groped patrons. Some of those touched reportedly included law enforcement officers at the scene. 

Those charges were dropped Thursday afternoon, according to documents Avenatti posted.

ABC News reached out to Avenatti, who declined to elaborate beyond his tweets.

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