Stormy Daniels, the adult film actress who has made headlines for an alleged affair with Donald Trump, was arrested in Columbus, Ohio, according to her attorney.
Michael Avenatti, who has represented Daniels, delivered the message in a Twitter post in the earlier hours of Thursday ET. In that tweet, the attorney claimed the arrest was politically motivated, and said "it reeks of desperation."
In a subsequent Twitter post, Aventatti said Daniels had been arrested for "allegedly allowing a customer to touch her while on stage in a non sexual manner."
The attorney added in a follow-up post that he expected the adult film actress to be released on bail "shortly" and that she would be charged "with a misdemeanor for allowing 'touching.'"
"We will vehemently contest all charges," Avenatti said.
Avenatti told NBC News that he was of the understanding that there were multiple undercover vice officers in the club during Daniels' show. After the customer touched her, according to the attorney, those officers got up and arrested the performer on the spot.
Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, claims she had sex with Trump in 2006, while he was married to Melania Trump.
In October 2016, on the eve of the presidential election, Michael Cohen, then Donald Trump's personal attorney, used a shell company he had set up to pay Daniels $130,000 in exchange for her signing a nondisclosure agreement.
Daniels has said the agreement barred her from speaking publicly about her tryst with Trump.
In early January this year, The Wall Street Journal broke the news about that deal arranged by the lawyers.