According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Daniels claims the officers who arrested her on July 11, 2018 were all supporters of Donald Trump. She claims two of the officers are registered Republicans while a third is a “known Republican supporter of President Trump.”
Daniels claims when the officers became aware that she was scheduled to perform at the strip club Sirens, the officers “believed that Ms. Clifford was damaging President Trump and they thereafter entered into a conspiracy to arrest her during her performance in Columbus in retaliation for the public statements she had made regarding President Trump.”
She says she believes the officers were trying to “damage her credibility in relation to any statements she had make or might in the future make against President Trump.”
According to the suit — which was filed by Michael Avenatti — the officers each paid a $75 cover to acquire VIP access on the night in question and spent a total of $768 “of taxpayer money on their exploit.”
As The Blast previously reported, Stormy Daniels was charged with a misdemeanor for allowing patrons to touch her while she performed onstage. The patrons were actually undercover officers and claimed Stormy fondled a female officer before allegedly shoving the woman’s face between her breasts for a classic motorboat.
The charges were dropped against Stormy the following day after a judge determined her incident did not fit the bill for the violation.
Daniels’ lawsuit names four members of the Columbus Police Vice Unit as defendants.
She claims the arrest violated her civil rights and she is seeking $1,000,000 in compensatory damages and another $1,000,000 in punitive damages.