Charges against Stormy Daniels dropped after Thursday morning arrest

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Daniels allegedly held her breasts against one female detective's face, before "forcing" the face of a male officer into her chest and "smacking his face with her bare breasts".

Daniels, who is locked in a court battle with the United States president over an alleged tryst in 2006, was arrested late Wednesday in what her lawyer condemned as a "politically motivated" setup. She was released from the Jackson Pike jail in Columbus on Thursday after posting $6,054 cash bail. He said Daniels will plead not guilty to three misdemeanor charges during her arraignment Friday.

Avenatti, an outspoken lawyer who has become a sharp critic of Trump, said he saw political machinations behind the arrest. We will fight all bogus charges.

An Ohio strip club law prohibits all patrons from touching a nude or seminude dancer unless the patrons are members of the dancer's immediate family. A violation is a misdemeanor.

After her "Make America Horny Again" show, undercover officers approached Daniels and said she would be arrested for allowing the patron to touch her.

"Are you kidding me?" he asked.

"I think this is ridiculous, I think it's an absurd use of law enforcement resources", he said Thursday morning talking with MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle. "There has to be higher priorities!", he added.

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Avenatti told that Daniels had been performing on stage when she was arrested. Columbus police said they have made numerous arrests based on this law since last fall when authorities "were made aware" of illegal activity at adult entertainment clubs in the city. The prosecution acknowledged in their motion that there is no evidence that Daniels regularly performs there, and thus, the charges should be dropped. She was performing at Sirens, a strip club in Columbus, when she allowed someone in the crowd to touch her.

But she said the officers' motivations will be reviewed internally. But according to a Columbus Dispatch article in September 2017, the law has rarely been used since then.

Her attorney said they will be opposing all charges.

According to a Columbus Police report shared by a Fox affiliate in Cleveland, Daniels went on the club's main stage at 11:30 p.m. for a performance.

Just days before the 2016 election, Cohen paid Daniels $130 000 in exchange for her silence.

Daniels has been embroiled in a lawsuit with the president since early March, to get out of a non-disclosure agreement relating to an alleged affair she had with him in 2006.