Charges have been dropped against adult film star Stormy Daniels stemming from alleged contact with patrons during an Ohio strip club performance.
Daniels was arrested while performing at an Ohio strip club and charged with letting patrons touch her, a violation of a state law.
The charges relate to the law prohibiting dancers from touching customers and customers touching dancers — excluding immediate family members.
Columbus police said Thursday that Daniels’ arrest was part of a long-term human trafficking investigation of illegal activity at city adult clubs.
They say they have made numerous arrests under the law regarding illegal sexually oriented activity in a sexually oriented business but did not immediately provide a number:
I am pleased to report that the charges against my client @stormydaniels have been dismissed in their entirety (below motion was just granted). I want to thank Joe Gibson & his colleagues at the prosecutors ofc for their professionalism starting with our first call early this am. pic.twitter.com/xHPSWsyqM2
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) July 12, 2018
Columbus Police Makes 3 Arrests at Adult Entertainment Club
As part of a long-term investigation into allegations of human trafficking,
prostitution, & other vice related violations, CPD arrested 3 individuals from Club Sirens at 6190 Cleveland Ave., early this morning, 7/12/18. pic.twitter.com/UJQzJ3iI6c
— Columbus Ohio Police (@ColumbusPolice) July 12, 2018