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UPDATE: Charges Have Been Dropped Against Stormy Daniels in Ohio

By Dustin Rowles | Celebrity | July 12, 2018 |

By Dustin Rowles | Celebrity | July 12, 2018 |



Stephanie Clifford, who performs under the name Stormy Daniels, was arrested last night at a strip club for doing strip-club things. Officers arrested Daniels for … touching customers. And by that, I mean, she shook her boobs in the faces of customers, including male and female police officers.

In other words, she was arrested for being a stripper at a strip club.

Here’s the police affidavit:

What’s interesting here is that one police officer observed Daniels “smack” her breasts in the faces of several customers and three officers before he decided, “Oh! That’s enough!” It’s unclear to me if the officers were in uniform or not, although Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avanetti, seems to believe this was a politically motivated sting operation.

Was this politically motivated? Did the police officers arrange themselves so as to allow Stormy Daniels to “smack” them with her breasts? Or was the arresting officer just a Puritanical buzzkill? And should I be calling a police officer who discourages strippers from fondling customers a Puritanical buzzkill? Was that police officer a Trump supporter who used what was probably a seldom applied law to arrest Daniels?

Man, I just don’t know. This whole thing is twisting my brain around. I don’t like strip clubs. They make me super uncomfortable! The idea of men fondling strippers seems … not OK! But a stripper doing what a stripper does? I’m not bothered by that! Is it because of my own political biases? I don’t know! I’m very confused!

What seems obvious, however, is that this arrest was dumb, and I suspect in any other similar situation, the officer — at worst — would say, “Hey now! Back up. That’s not allowed.” But best I can tell from the affidavit, the first three officers did not do that. But then again, you can’t exactly argue that the officers were “asking for it,” by virtue of being in a strip club, can you? Maybe they were in uniform, and maybe they were just doing their jobs, and maybe they didn’t want to have a stripper “smack” them around with her breasts?

It’s a very confusing time, y’all.

Anyway, Daniels faces three misdemeanor charges. She’s cancelled her performance in Columbus tonight.

Dustin is the founder and co-owner of Pajiba. You may email him here, follow him on Twitter, or listen to his weekly TV podcast, Podjiba.

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