COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Stormy Daniels is suing the Columbus Division of Police and several officers after her July 2018 arrest at a Columbus strip club.
Stephanie Clifford, who performs in adult films and strip clubs under the stage name Stormy Daniels, filed the lawsuit Monday in federal court.
In the lawsuit, Clifford claims her arrest was planned days before July 11, 2018 performance at Sirens. The lawsuit claims the arrest was part of an attempt by officers to disparage her character and credibility due to her criticism of President Donald Trump.
Prosecutors dropped charges against Clifford hours later, saying the law cited in her arrest applied only to those who regularly performed at the club.
The city prosecutor later said the law was “glaringly inequitable” and should no longer be enforced.
The lawsuit seeks more than two million dollars in damages. Daniels is represented in the case by attorney Michael Avenatti, along with local attorneys Chase Mallory and Dan Sabol.