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Thu Jul 12, 2018, 01:52 PM

Charges Dropped Against Stormy Daniels After Ohio Strip Club Arrest

Source: Talking Points Memo/AP




By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | July 12, 2018 1:14 pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Charges were dropped Thursday against porn actress Stormy Daniels, just hours after she was arrested while performing at an Ohio strip club and charged with letting patrons touch her in violation of a state law. Her attorney said she was set up in a Columbus police sting operation, something police deny.

Charging documents say Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, was arrested for touching a patron at a “sexually oriented” business in violation of the law commonly known as the Community Defense Act.

The documents said that Daniels, who was semi-nude, allegedly touched some of the patrons’ breasts and allowed them to touch her. She allegedly performed the same act with several officers who approached the stage and forced one officer’s head into her bare chest.

She was released on bail before 6 a.m. Thursday. Daniels posted $6,000.


Read more: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/charges-dropped-stormy-daniels-ohio-strip-club-arrest

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DonViejo Thursday OP
Mr.Bill Thursday #1
irisblue Thursday #3
Crabby Appleton Thursday #15
LisaL Thursday #16
irisblue Thursday #18
irisblue Thursday #17
Crabby Appleton Thursday #20
Botany Thursday #12
irisblue Thursday #2
Dave Starsky Thursday #4
Snellius Thursday #5
Trust Buster Thursday #6
RVN VET71 Thursday #8
AlexSFCA Thursday #7
irisblue Thursday #19
DeminPennswoods Thursday #21
uponit7771 Friday #23
Trust Buster Thursday #9
brooklynite Thursday #10
sdfernando Thursday #11
Snellius Thursday #13
briv1016 Thursday #14
DeminPennswoods Thursday #22
Snellius Friday #24

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 01:57 PM

1. I guess the local DA

didn't want to have his career destroyed in court by Daniels' lawyer.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 02:00 PM

3. Ron O'Brien is no fool,

He surely recognized this as a cluster f-up

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Response to irisblue (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 05:48 PM

15. Ron O'Brien doesn't prosecute misdemeanors

That occur in the city of Columbus proper, only felonies and Franklin county proper misdemeanors. Zack Klein Columbus city atty office prosecutes misdemeanors in Columbus and is the office that dropped the charges.

news report added on edit for clarity:

https://www.nbc4i.com/news/local-news/stormy-daniels-arrested-at-ohio-strip-club-says-her-lawyer/1297576108

LCOLUMBUS (WCMH/AP) -- Charges against porn actress Stormy Daniels were dropped Thursday hours after she was arrested at a Columbus strip club for allegedly letting patrons touch her in violation of a state law, her attorney said Thursday.

According to a tweet from her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, the Columbus City Attorney's office approved a motion to dismiss the charges against Daniels.

Columbus City Attorney Zack Klein released the following statement Thursday afternoon:

My office has reviewed the charges filed by the Columbus Division of Police, and I’ve determined that these crimes were not committed, based on the fact that Ms. Clifford has not made regular appearances at this establishment as required under the law. We’ll do the same inquiry for the other defendants involved, as well. My office was not involved in this sting operation, so any additional questions about it must be directed to the Columbus Division of Police. The charges have been dismissed
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Response to Crabby Appleton (Reply #15)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 05:58 PM

16. That's exactly right. O'Brien had nothing to do with it.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #16)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:53 PM

18. I'd forgotten that Klein got the post in Nov 2017.

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Response to Crabby Appleton (Reply #15)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:52 PM

17. You're right. Thanks for correcting me

I forgot he'd moved to Zach Klein got the post in Nov.2017.

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Response to irisblue (Reply #17)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 09:10 PM

20. You're welcome. nt

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 04:36 PM

12. Ron O'Brien is a very good lawyer

BTW I missed both Taylor Swift and Stormy Daniels during the same week
in Columbus?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 01:58 PM

2. Well geez. 🤦🤦🤦🤦🤦

I am intetested in knowing which level of Columbus Police Admin thought this was a good use of CPD time.

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Response to irisblue (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 02:21 PM

4. Probably just a Trump Deplorable cop...

Wanting to do an unsolicited favor for Lord Donald Smallhands.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 02:29 PM

5. But why were 4, four, detectives sent out to investigate just a performer in a strip club?

Don't cops in Columbus, a city with one of the highest crime rates in the nation, have anything better to do? This case may not be over.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 02:40 PM

6. Sarah "pork chop" Sanders being asked to leave a restaurant BAD

Right wing police making a political arrest = GOOD in the effed up world of deplorables.

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Response to Trust Buster (Reply #6)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 02:52 PM

8. But remember what Rudy the cousin jumper said

You can't have any respect for a woman who does pornography stuff, and Sarah Sanders would never do pornography stuff. So there's the Republican case.

(And now I have to go wash my brain of the image I just created in my mind of a Huckabee in a g-string.)

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 02:45 PM

7. they should investigate those four police officers

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Response to AlexSFCA (Reply #7)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:55 PM

19. This pm on the local NPR station, I'd heard the Chief of Police

Kim Jacobs had ordered an internal review.

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Response to irisblue (Reply #19)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 10:39 PM

21. On Hayes' show, he talked about the charges being

dropped and Columbus PD doing an internal investigation. He then mentioned a report that one of the arresting officers' facebook pags was a paean to Trump, but said NBC had not corroborated it.

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Response to AlexSFCA (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 05:22 AM

23. +1

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 02:59 PM

9. Stormy should file suit against Columbus and Franklin county. The discovery material will

Probably clearly show these 4 cops were sent their for one reason only. Stormy’s constitutional rights were violated.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 03:06 PM

10. I know someone on the Columbus City Council...

...who happens to be Sherrod Brown’s daughter. I can imagine what the Hearnings might have been like.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 04:35 PM

11. Charges dropped after posting 6k in bail

Does she get that 6k back?...or has it "disappeared"

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Response to sdfernando (Reply #11)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 04:43 PM

13. If she paid the bail, yes.

If she used a bondsman, it depends.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 04:47 PM

14. Was anyone else arrested? Who lead the operation?

This needs to be traced back to the source.

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Response to briv1016 (Reply #14)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 10:40 PM

22. 3 total women performers

The arresting officers wrote up some nonsense about the strip club being under investigation for awhile due to concerns over human trafficking, etc.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 06:30 AM

24. A "mistake" say officials (Daily Beast)

Officials said Stormy Daniels’ arrest at a strip club in Columbus, Ohio was a “mistake” due to a misinterpretation of the law she broke, the Associated Press reports. Columbus police chief Kim Jacobs said “one element of the law was missed in error” when Daniels was arrested on Wednesday night for “illegally rubbing undercover police officers’ faces against her bare breasts,” since the law is only applicable to those who “regularly” perform at strip clubs and Daniels’ performance was her first time at the venue. “A mistake was made, and I accept full responsibility,” Jacobs said hours after prosecutors dropped the three misdemeanor charges against Daniels. Jacobs also said that the “motivations” of the officers will be “reviewed internally.” Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti posted unsubstantiated screenshots of what he said were pro-Trump social media posts by the arresting officer. Daniels, who is currently suing President Trump after she claimed to have an affair with him before he became president, is currently on a tour performing at strip clubs around the country.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/columbus-police-we-made-a-mistake-arresting-stormy-daniels?ref=home

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