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Police say they made an 'error' in arresting porn actress Stormy Daniels at strip club

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Prosecutors dropped charges Thursday against Stormy Daniels just hours after the porn star was arrested and accused of illegally rubbing undercover police officers' faces against her bare breasts during a performance at an Ohio strip club.

Her attorney said she was "set up" in a Columbus police sting operation, calling it an "absurd use of law enforcement resources." Police said they routinely conduct such undercover operations.

The 39-year-old adult film star who says she's had sex with President Donald Trump was charged with three misdemeanors, each punishable by up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. She was released on $6,000 bail around daybreak Thursday.

By early afternoon, prosecutors said they were dropping the case because Ohio's law against physical contact between strippers and customers applies only to someone who "regularly" performs at a club. In Daniels' case, it was her first appearance at Sirens in Columbus.

Columbus police Chief Kim Jacobs said that "element of the law was missed in error."

"A mistake was made, and I accept full responsibility," she said.

Officers were well within their area of responsibility when making the arrests, she added. But she said the officers' motivations will be reviewed internally. Without providing details, she said unsubstantiated allegations about their motivations were circulating on social media.

Her attorney, Michael Avenatti, tweeted Daniels "refuses to be intimidated" and would "return to the scene of the 'no crime'" and perform again Thursday night at the club.

Police said Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, smacked the faces of two female officers and one male officer with her bare breasts during the Wednesday night show. Officers knocked on the door of her tour bus after the performance and took her into custody in an arrest that Avenatti said left her "traumatized and rattled."

She was booked under a 10-year-old state law known as the Community Defense Act that says dancers at "sexually oriented" businesses are prohibited from touching customers and vice versa.

Police said two other dancers were arrested along with Daniels. Prosecutors will decide whether to pursue charges against those women.

Police said Daniels' arrest was part of a long-term human trafficking investigation of adult clubs. They said they have made numerous arrests under the no-touching law but did not immediately provide a number.

The police department "engages in these operations routinely," said spokesman Sgt. Dean Worthington.

Franklin County Municipal Court records show 23 similar cases this year — including the charges against Daniels — 14 last year and six in 2016.

A person who answered the phone at the strip club declined to comment.

Daniels has said she had sex with Trump in 2006, when he was married. Trump has denied it. Before the election, she was paid $130,000 to stay silent in a deal handled by Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen. She is now suing to invalidate the nondisclosure agreement.

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JiminyC56 says...

Arkansas online left this part out which isn't surprising:

"Daniels was topless when she “knowingly” touched a female Columbus police officer’s buttocks, placed her hands on the officer’s breast and then put her chest in the officer’s face while “on the premise of a sexually oriented business,” according to charging documents from the Franklin County Municipal Court obtained by WBNS."

Posted 12 July 2018, 8:06 a.m. Suggest removal

TimberTopper says...

All in a day's work. No story here.

Posted 12 July 2018, 8:53 a.m. Suggest removal

Delta2 says...

Definitely a threat to society. Thank God we have dedicated law enforcement personnel out there protecting us from dangers such as this, as well as running speed traps and throwing people in jail for smoking an occasional joint.

Posted 12 July 2018, 8:58 a.m. Suggest removal

mrcharles says...

So what! did she allow them to grab her - - - - y as recommended by the father of Ivanka.

Is she on welfare? Does she work? Is this anyone else's business?

I hear she posed for nude photos? Is that bad? Why?

Did she leave a child in a hot car to die?

Delta2 dont you know this is a serious matter? Since society has collapsed due to leftist ideas this type of sexual behavior is happening n merica. Some would say it occurred cause we took prayer out of schools. Many friends have told me that incantations really work except to cure amputees or to move mountains [ got to use dynamite] If we would only return to the god of the bible we would be better, moral people.

We all know the story of Onan, Tamar and Judah, morality of righteous biblical people who our children are missing out on knowing [ ironic word] cause those evil atheistic took stuff out of schools - Uncle Joe says this proves god is not so tough as men cancelled his divine will that we do have prayers to the mother of jesus in schools.

Still the question is.. is consensual/non-consensual touching of a women's parts are parts sinful, illegal or just reserved to the rich?

This does show why only men should weigh in on matters involving females, as you see what happens when Wiley females entice the descendants of adam. Men testifying before men in congress is according to St Paul to enable men to protect women.

Posted 12 July 2018, 10:09 a.m. Suggest removal

abb says...

She motorboated an undercover officer. LOL! She'll have a great time in women's prison I tell ya!

Posted 12 July 2018, 10:38 a.m. Suggest removal

Delta123 says...

So wasn't she this heroic figure and member of "The Resistance", standing up to the evil Trump? #METOO. Drip, drip, drip, and all that?

Posted 12 July 2018, 11 a.m. Suggest removal

itryed says...

Only if Orange Mound of Pus in next cell.

Posted 12 July 2018, 11:01 a.m. Suggest removal

skeptic1 says...

"A prosecutor's memo provided by Avenatti states an Ohio illegal touching law can't be enforced because Daniels has only appeared once at the Columbus club. The law refers to someone "who regularly appears nude or seminude" at a club." Hardly an acquittal but proof she is still a low life using her body for money.

Posted 12 July 2018, 12:57 p.m. Suggest removal

ARMNAR says...

Sorta like Melania, right, septic?

Posted 12 July 2018, 1:16 p.m. Suggest removal

LRDawg says...

Did she grab anyone by the p***y? If not she's better than our president. That guy admits proudly to the unwanted grabbing of women's genitalia

Posted 12 July 2018, 1:17 p.m. Suggest removal

mrcharles says...

ah delta123, give it a rest about defending trump every time someone involved with that man is found to be less than perfect. Remember we are all sinners. Notice she had charges dropped.

Not to bring up the similarities between trump and the ancient book you rever, What about Judah [ a holy man ] and tamar [ if she prostituted herself, for whatever reason is she not a prostitute- where is the outrage over this sick behaviors of these revered talking primates?]

She is just a member of the system [ read your ancient book to see the great figures doing what generally your crowd whines about being immoral] that men need to satisfy the desires given to us when we were created. Some women just make nude titillating photos, would you agree that does not make that person a bad or good person??

abb, prison for touching butts, is prison then sufficient for grabbing what trump recommends to grab?

abb is you are over 18, perhaps you should read the ancient book [ lots of gross stuff in it that is x rated and should be restricted from being put in video games for children, but perhaps it might give you some insight to why your beliefs are kinda creepy for 21st century]

YOu would think the jobs people would give her credit for having a job? And being a natural born white american seems to give her no love from the right.

Yet we could agree she does attract a slimy sort of man, those of low morals, perhaps even cheating on his significant other for sin, sin, sin. Bad bad girl. I mean strippers, porn stars, playboy models, nude photo participants, our culture is just going down hill and it appears it all the females fault, I think.

Posted 12 July 2018, 1:17 p.m. Suggest removal

itryed says...

Armnar, way to go!

Posted 12 July 2018, 1:41 p.m. Suggest removal

Packman says...

".....asked Daniels if they could place their face between her breasts." I've done this at "gentlemen's clubs" more time than I want to admit (they called it motorboating). Only effective with D cups or larger. It's a common routine at strip joints. Never realized it was against the law if among consenting adults. Usually required a $5 tip.
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And this (a stripper making money allowing people to place their face between her breasts), my friends, is the face of the resistance. Wait, isn't there a joke in there somewhere? Face between breasts. Face of resistance. Breasts of resistance....... THAT"S IT.
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Stormy has the Breasts of the Resistance!

Posted 12 July 2018, 1:51 p.m. Suggest removal

itryed says...

Lobbyist pay congress same way

Posted 12 July 2018, 3:06 p.m. Suggest removal

mrcharles says...

sea bass it appears you helped keep many of consenting adult females to keep going astray. Shameful, but hey it happens, and you will notice it is the divines and their little dogs the gop who decide what is best for you, instead of you having the audacity to be the captain of your own ship. Your revelation here would have in the past kept you from getting elected to office , but now with trump's morality , hey no big deal - but before you get any big ideas, you non believing idea , no matter how handsome, articulate , proficient with facts and policies of your base, you aint got a prayer with nonbelief of belief of belief.

I do find it strange that the orange man does not attack her attorney , what's up with that? I mean its not like he is our historic ally like the nato countries which appears to mean squat to the orange man.

Ultimate issue is if trump did do some biblical knowing with her, is that Ok or no big deal? Evangelicals , generally believe it is no big deal , contrary to other mere humans.

What I want to know is what did Ruth do to boaz?

Posted 12 July 2018, 3:28 p.m. Suggest removal

jumpedcut says...

Pack - cool story, bro.

Posted 12 July 2018, 3:38 p.m. Suggest removal

Packman says...

Hey jumped - Thanks. There was a joint on Bourbon Street back in the late 90's where the "performers" would line up on the stage and you could go down the line "motorboating". It was funny as hell to watch. Some of the guys got knocked around pretty good. Fortunately, I was only a witness in that instance. As I recall it was across the street corner from The Famous Door.

Posted 12 July 2018, 3:45 p.m. Suggest removal

BEARTRAP919 says...

These Cops, Prosecuters, Others were wanting to try out this Special that The Trumpet Man had tried out before, and found it was extra special and worth over 130 Thousand Dollars. Wow, This is Worth more than My house. Bound to be Outstanding,

Posted 12 July 2018, 4:32 p.m. Suggest removal

3WorldState1 says...

And yet your favorite racist President paid to have sex with her. Obviously because who would have sex with such a fat lying POS like Trump. So I get why he had to pay.
Trump=Evangelicals values.

Posted 12 July 2018, 5:02 p.m. Suggest removal

hah406 says...

This one is just too funny!!! I can only picture Packman getting motorboated down in NOLA! I would pay to watch and even by the man a drink!!!

Posted 12 July 2018, 5:49 p.m. Suggest removal

skeptic1 says...

Arnmar...you have no class and cannot engage in even the most mundane topic without name calling and insults, but that is where your party is now. Keep it up though because even hard-line liberals are finding it hard to ignore.

Posted 12 July 2018, 6:55 p.m. Suggest removal

MaxCady says...

Pack, was that Big Daddy's where the girl was on the swing over the sidewalk? The bouncer would stand outside and holler, "Scotch fer yer crotch, toddy for yer body, buck naked women inside!" There was also a "massage parlor" on Bourbon where the "masseuse" would say, "the bigger the tip, the better the service!" Those were the days!

Posted 12 July 2018, 8:09 p.m. Suggest removal

ARMNAR says...

septic, Melania's girl-on-girl softcore porn pics were released today. You've seen them, yes? If not, I'll be happy to provide a link. I look forward to your response.

Posted 12 July 2018, 11:16 p.m. Suggest removal

ARMNAR says...

septic, you slavishly worship the #1 name caller and insulter...Donald Trump. Your protestations are laughable.

If that was your aim, congrats.

Posted 12 July 2018, 11:46 p.m. Suggest removal

23cal says...

What a bargain for the guys at the club to pay $5.00 for what The Art of the Deal guy paid $130,000.00 for.

Posted 13 July 2018, 8:59 a.m. Suggest removal

Packman says...

Hey hah - As I said before I was merely an innocent bystander that night in NOLA. It was however funny as hell. The women were laughing their a$$e$ off as they bounced around those guy's heads. I may be wrong but I believe the "walk up" music was "Everybody Dance Now" by C and C Music Factory. But that music may have been that night in Vegas.
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Hey MaxCady - YES! Totally forgot about the girl on the swing. Was that also the place with the nude shadow dancers in the window?
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Hey 23cal - I suspect Donald Trump got much more than "motorboated" by the angelic Ms. Daniels, but I might be wrong. It's been rumored the money was actually an investment in the production of one of her upcoming movies. If so, it's interesting Trump had rather be accused of being "serviced" by the Breasts of the Resistance than investing in her movie company.

Posted 13 July 2018, 9:41 a.m. Suggest removal

MaxCady says...

They all just wanted to be in on the "strip" search at the station!

Posted 13 July 2018, 12:05 p.m. Suggest removal

MaxCady says...

Pack, I believe it was the same one. This was in 1980 during the Sugar Bowl so my memory is a bit fuzzy. I've only been to Nawlins twice since then. The first time about did me in!

Posted 13 July 2018, 12:16 p.m. Suggest removal

PopMom says...

Packman,

Lol.

Posted 13 July 2018, 12:21 p.m. Suggest removal

Packman says...

Hey MaxCady - I was there in 2011 against Ohio State. If our receiver catches that pass on the first play of the game, the Hogs win. Like you, my memory is a bit fuzzy the night before and after the game.........

Posted 13 July 2018, 1:52 p.m. Suggest removal

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