Charges Against Stormy Daniels Dropped On Technicality Amid Human Trafficking Investigation

Charges against Stormy Daniels have been dropped on a technicality following her early Thursday arrest at an Ohio strip club as part of a human trafficking and prostitution sting.

Daniels was observed using her bare breasts to smack patrons, as well as grab the breasts of female patrons, according to the arrest report

At approximately 11:30 a dancer using the stage name Stormy Daniels, later identified as Stephanie Clifford made her way to the main stage and began performing. The majority of the patrons got up from their tables and stood immediately adjacent to the stage throwing dollar bills at Ms. Clifford. During her performance after removing her top exposing her breasts she began forcing the faces of patrons into her chest and using her bare breasts to smack the patrons. The officers observed Ms. Clifford fondling the breasts of female patrons.... 

...Ms. Clifford leaned over, grabbed Det. Keckley's head and began smacking her face with her bare breasts and holding her face between her breasts and against her chest. Ms. Clifford then made her way over to Det. Lancaster and performed the same acts on him forcing his face into her chest between her breasts and began smacking his face with her bare breasts." 

You can read the police report below in its entirety. 

Fortunately for Stormy (real name Stephanie Clifford), she was arrested under a law that requires "regular" performances, while she had only performed once at the Sirens Gentlemen's club. That said, she was scheduled to perform Thursday night as well - meaning that had the Columbus PD charged her after her second performance at the club, the charges might have stuck.

Two other women were arrested along with Daniels (real name Stephanie Clifford); Miranda Panda or Marion, Ohio and Brittany Walters of Pickerington, Ohio.

"All three were charged with Illegal Sexually Oriented Activity in a Sexually Oriented Business," reads a statement from the PD. Daniels was charged with three counts of the same violation "for illegally touching three different undercover Vice detectives."

The investigation began last fall, after Columbus police were made aware of various illegal activities occurring at various strip clubs across the city. 

Following Stormy's arrest, her attorney Michael Avenatti sprung into action, firing off a string of tweets: "Just rcvd word that my client @StormyDaniels was arrested in Columbus Ohio whole performing the same act she has performed across the nation at nearly a hundred strip clubs," adding "This was a setup & politically motivated."

10TV's Angela An spoke with Michael Avenatti by phone Thursday morning.

"I have reason to believe it was politically motivated," Avenatti said. "There's no question these officers were undercover at that strip club. They knew my client would be performing there and I find this to be a complete waste of resources."

Daniels was arrested under an Ohio law known as the Community Defense Act, which prohibits anyone from touching a nude or semi-nude dancer, unless they are related. 

Specifically, the act "prohibits an employee who regularly appears nude or seminude on the premises of a sexually oriented business, while on the premises and while nude or seminude, from knowingly touching a patron who is not a member of the employee's immediate family... ...or allowing a patron who is not a member of the employee's immediate family or another employee who is not a member of the employee's immediate family to touch the employee or employee's clothing. "

Some “touches” face more serious penalties. Touching a dancer’s genitals, buttocks or the “female breast below a point immediately above the top of the areola” is a first-degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. A second offense is a fourth-degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to 30 days in jail and a $250 fine. -

And thanks to the word "regularly" in the statute, Daniels is now a free woman after posting a $6,000 bond, and all charges have been dropped.  

Police report


A Sentinel Pladizow Thu, 07/12/2018 - 14:15 Permalink

The feds investigating human trafficking?


They’re not.

They let her off because she’s a pawn in their battles against freedom.


Fire them all. It’s time to cut out the cancerous tissue. Let the fed marshals do the fbi stuff and hang sessions. I’m not using hyperbole. He’s a traitor. 

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A Sentinel powow Thu, 07/12/2018 - 14:45 Permalink

You are using misdirection to protect your swamp overlords.

Smearing patriots with your bullshit anti Semitism is EXACTLY the same thing your antifa brothers did when they sent skinheads to the patriots protesting the occupy ice demonstration in Oregon.

Fuck your mother and die you communist asshole.

And go to hell.

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swmnguy flash338 Thu, 07/12/2018 - 15:41 Permalink

Yeah, I Googled it.  As one might expect, it's complete bullshit.  A blurry photo of nothing, "enhanced" via PhotoShop.

Say what you will about Ms. Daniels, she's not the type to either be targeted by or to fall for that NXIVM nonsense.  She's a professional in the field.  She knows better.  She doesn't have the same vulnerabilities as the silly Hollywood bints that NXIVM pervert targeted.

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wren A Sentinel Thu, 07/12/2018 - 14:25 Permalink

Arresting strippers for doing their jobs, stupid. If the cops were any good, they'd be busting strippers who sling dope. It's not like there's a shortage of drug dealing strippers. Instead, they arrest strippers who use their breasts to give their audience what they paid for.

This Stormy thing is stupid, but I'm not about to tell some guy he can't pay some girl to bounce her breasts off his face. I'm also not going to tell a girl she can't get paid to bounce her breasts off his face.

Way to go idiot cops to put her back in the spotlight. Stupid cops should have just let this case end, but some idiot with a badge was power tripping.

Just as likely a move from the left to keep her in the spotlight, as it could have been an idiot power tripping cop on the right. Please, for the love of God, don't give this hag any more reason to have a spotlight shined in her gina!


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curbjob wren Thu, 07/12/2018 - 14:30 Permalink

.. and while those detectives were copping a feel:

down the road it was business as usual  ...

"COLUMBUS (WCMH) -- Police are searching for the suspect accused of shooting three teenagers in west Columbus.

According to the Columbus Division of Police, at about 10:18pm, Tuesday, officers were called to the 600 block of Wrexham Avenue on the report of multiple people shot. "

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The Old Man swmnguy Thu, 07/12/2018 - 19:21 Permalink

That's why when I have a cop behind me I set the cruise control to the EXACT speed limit and let them pass me in disgust. And I've got 4 way camera's in the car just in case they decide to get belligerent. They, or any others on my ass, who don't know the 3 second rule or the carlength v speed rule. I've got some doozies on card! Just waiting.......

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David2923 A Sentinel Thu, 07/12/2018 - 18:54 Permalink

I am on my way in 6 hours to Bangkok to see all kinds of human trafficking (for some reason they wont let me take Arnold on the plane) I feel sorry for those suckers in Ohio. So much as touch titty and you go to jail. In Bangkok and Pattaya etc. real Benny Hill scenarios exist. I'll be sure to bring some of Lisa's Hot Water Soup on the bus to the airport

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Got The Wrong No Yog Soggoth Thu, 07/12/2018 - 15:32 Permalink

There was nobody there to watch the hag. She called the cops in and turned a bad opportunity into a good one, She knew the law and she knew it wouldn't stick. The laws are different in strip clubs across the country. The bar management would be subjecting themselves to fines and closures if they didn't inform the help of the laws. She's a veteran at the game.  

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