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Stormy Daniels has been arrested in Ohio for allegedly grabbing an undercover officer's backside while performing in a strip club.

The former porn star, who has accused President Trump of paying her hush money to cover up an affair, was arrested in the early hours of Thursday morning at the Sirens Gentleman's Club in Columbus.

Video from local station 10TV showed Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, being marched into Jackson Pike Correctional Facility around 4.30am.

Storm Daniels arrested in Columbus. She didn’t comment. #10tv #stormy #avenatti pic.twitter.com/tAp8tyCOOc

— Tino Ramos (@Tino10TV) July 12, 2018
Stormy Daniels was arrested at a strip club in Columbus, Ohio, in the early hours of Thursday morning before being filmed as she was walked into jail around 4.30am
Stormy Daniels was arrested at a strip club in Columbus, Ohio, in the early hours of Thursday morning before being filmed as she was walked into jail around 4.30am

Stormy Daniels was arrested at a strip club in Columbus, Ohio, in the early hours of Thursday morning before being filmed as she was walked into jail around 4.30am

Daniels has been charged with three counts of touching a patron in a sexually-oriented business and is due to be arraigned in court on Friday
Daniels has been charged with three counts of touching a patron in a sexually-oriented business and is due to be arraigned in court on Friday

Daniels has been charged with three counts of touching a patron in a sexually-oriented business and is due to be arraigned in court on Friday

She filed a second lawsuit in April, alleging the President tried to tarnish her reputation and credibility by dismissing her claim a man threatened her in 2011, when she was ready to go public about her alleged affair with Trump
She filed a second lawsuit in April, alleging the President tried to tarnish her reputation and credibility by dismissing her claim a man threatened her in 2011, when she was ready to go public about her alleged affair with Trump
Stormy Daniels was arrested during a performance in Columbus, Ohio on Wednesday night (Daniels pictured in Florida on March 9)
Stormy Daniels was arrested during a performance in Columbus, Ohio on Wednesday night (Daniels pictured in Florida on March 9)

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, has accused President Trump of paying her hush money during the 2016 presidential campaign to cover up an affair (file pics)

Reporter Tino Ramos said she refused to comment when asked.

However, lawyer Michael Avenatti blasted the arrest as a 'politically motivated sting' and a 'ridiculous use of [police] resources.'

Ohio passed a law in 2007 which prohibits patrons touching performers at a sexually-oriented business anywhere on the premises or in the parking lot, or a performer touching a patron.

Daniels was arrested by Columbus Police and charged with three counts of 'Illegally Operating Sexually Oriented Business - Employee Knowingly Touch Any Patron,' according to online court records. 

She is scheduled to be arraigned in Franklin Municipal Court on Friday morning.  

She was arrested after a customer touched her in a non sexual way in what her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, says was a 'sting'
She was arrested after a customer touched her in a non sexual way in what her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, says was a 'sting'

She was arrested after a customer touched her in a non sexual way in what her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, says was a 'sting'

Avenatti believes her arrest was purely political and said they would fight any bogus charges, though she has only received a misdemeanor 
Avenatti believes her arrest was purely political and said they would fight any bogus charges, though she has only received a misdemeanor 

Avenatti believes her arrest was purely political and said they would fight any bogus charges, though she has only received a misdemeanor 

On Twitter, Avenatti said: 'My client Stormy Daniels was arrested in Columbus, Ohio, while performing same act she has performed across the nation at nearly a hundred clubs.

'This was a setup and politically motivated. It reeks of desperation. We will fight all bogus charges.'  

Columbus police have not confirmed any arrest, and neither have Siren's Gentlemen's Club. 

Avenatti told DailyMail.com Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, had been performing on stage when she was arrested. 

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'A customer touched her in a non-sexual manner and she was subsequently arrested for allowing the customer to touch her in a non-sexual manner,' he said. 

A spokesperson for the Franklin County Sheriff's Department told CBS as of early Thursday morning, Daniels was not being held there. 

The high-powered attorney claims the arrest was 'part of a sting' based on a 'puritan law' that says there is absolutely no touching in strip clubs in Columbus. 

The law, The Community Defense Act, prohibits adult entertainment - defined as nude or topless dancing - between midnight and 6am.

Daniels has been embroiled in a lawsuit against President Donald Trump since March as she tries to escape a non-disclosure agreement so she can discuss an affair she had with him in 2006
Daniels has been embroiled in a lawsuit against President Donald Trump since March as she tries to escape a non-disclosure agreement so she can discuss an affair she had with him in 2006

Daniels has been embroiled in a lawsuit against President Donald Trump since March as she tries to escape a non-disclosure agreement so she can discuss an affair she had with him in 2006

It also outlaws touching a nude or semi-nude dancer or their clothing in or in the direct vicinity of the club - unless the person is a member of the dancer's immediate family. 

Avenatti says Daniels has received a misdemeanor and will be 'released shortly'. He says the pair will contest all charges.

'This was an absolute setup,' he said.  

Dailymail.com reached out to Sirens who refused to comment. 

When asked about the arrest, a member of staff told us 'no comment' before hanging up. 

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.

She is hoping to have the non-disclosure agreement thrown out on the grounds it is invalid because Trump never signed it.

A defamation lawsuit was also filed in April, alleging the President tried to tarnish her reputation and credibility by dismissing her claim a man threatened her in 2011, when she was ready to go public about her alleged affair with Trump. 

DailyMail.com have contacted the Columbus Police Department for comment. 

Daniels has been touring the nation with her show (pictured in Florida in April)
Daniels has been touring the nation with her show (pictured in Florida in April)
Daniels has been touring the nation with her show (pictured in Florida in April)
Daniels has been touring the nation with her show (pictured in Florida in April)

Daniels has been touring the nation with her show (pictured in Florida in April)

Michael Avenatti says he will help Daniels fight any 'bogus charges'
Michael Avenatti says he will help Daniels fight any 'bogus charges'

Michael Avenatti says he will help Daniels fight any 'bogus charges'

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