Stormy Daniels, the porn star who has said she had a sexual encounter with US President Donald Trump, was arrested while performing at an Ohio strip club on Thursday, 12 July but the charges were dismissed and her lawyer called the arrest a politically motivated setup.Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, was accused of touching three customers who were undercover vice detectives in the early-morning incident, police in the state capital Columbus said.Her attorney, Michael Avenatti, said the touching was “non-sexual”.Online court records showed that three misdemeanor charges of illegally operating a sexually oriented business related to knowingly touching a patron were dismissed.In a tweet, Avenatti said, “I am pleased to report that the charges against my client Stormy Daniels have been dismissed in their entirety.”Stormy Daniels Intvw Has It All: Death Threats, Spanking & IvankaUnder Ohio law, strip club patrons and nude or semi-nude employees are not allowed to touch each other.Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein said his office determined that Daniels committed no crime because she did not perform regularly at the club, as required under the law, and confirmed that the charges were dismissed.Avenatti had earlier said on Twitter, “This was a setup & politically motivated. It reeks of desperation. We will fight all bogus charges.”He did not elaborate on the alleged political motives.Columbus police said the arrest of Daniels and two other women at Sirens Gentlemen's Club was part of a long-term investigation into allegations of human trafficking, prostitution and other vice-related violations at adult entertainment clubs in the city.Daniels, 39, has filed two civil lawsuits against Trump, with whom she said she had a sexual encounter in 2006, a decade before he was elected president.One lawsuit seeks to get out of a non-disclosure agreement she signed the month before the 2016 election in exchange for $130,000 to keep the affair secret, while the other is for defamation. Trump has denied the affair.Adult Film Star Stormy Daniels Sues President Trump for DefamationAccording to an arrest affidavit cited by the New York Times, Daniels was dancing topless at the club when she pressed patrons’ faces into her chest, fondled the breasts of some women in the audience and performed similar acts on three police officers who were at the establishment.Avenatti told MSNBC his client was released on $6,000 bail, and that he did not expect the case to affect her lawsuits against Trump.Daniels has said Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen paid her the $130,000. Cohen has confirmed he made the payment. Daniels is also suing Cohen.In May, Trump said Daniels was paid to stop "false and extortionist accusations."Prosecutors are investigating Cohen for possible crimes related to his business dealings, a source familiar with the investigation told Reuters in April. He has not been charged.Daniels has been on tour since last winter, appearing at strip clubs across the United States, and was due to perform again at Sirens on Thursday night.After the charges were dismissed, Avenatti said Daniels would seek to perform at another club in Columbus on Thursday night.(This story has been published in an arrangement with Reuters)Judge Puts Stormy Daniels’ Lawsuit Against Trump Lawyer on Hold We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated. The Quint is now available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, Click here to join.