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Adult film star Stormy Daniels is suing members of the Ohio police department for $2 million after she was arrested at a strip club in the summer.
Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, served in the federal defamation lawsuit with her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, on Monday against six officers of the Columbus Division of Police, alleging her arrest was “politically motivated” in the middle of her ties with President Donald Trump.
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The 39-year-old alleged she had a one-night affair with Trump in 2006. They pursued him last year looking to break into a non-disclosure agreement they signed days before the 2016 election about the alleged affair as part of a $130,000 hush money settlement. Trump has denied the affair took place.
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Daniels was arrested on July 11 on suspicion of inappropriate touching of an undercover female officer. Two other club employees were also arrested.
Chief Kim Jacobs said in a statement hours later that during Daniels’ arrest, “an element of the law was missed in error and the charges were then dismissed.”
Daniels was booked under a 10-year-old law known as the Community Defense Act that says dancers on “sexually oriented” businesses are prohibited from touching customers and vice versa.
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Prosecutors said that the law is cited for her arrest is only applicable to those who are regularly in the club and the city prosecutor later said, the law is “glaringly unjust” and should not be enforced.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.