I am pleased to report that the charges against my client @stormydaniels have been dismissed in their entirety (below motion was just granted). I want to thank Joe Gibson & his colleagues at the prosecutors ofc for their professionalism starting with our first call early this am. pic.twitter.com/xHPSWsyqM2
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) July 12, 2018
Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti announced on Twitter Thursday that the charges against Daniels concerning alleged illegal sexual oriented activity have been dropped.
“I want to thank Joe Gibson & his colleagues at the prosecutors ofc for their professionalism starting with our first call early this am,” Avenatti tweeted with screenshots of the documents showing the dismissal of the case.
Daniels was taken into custody and charged with three misdemeanor sex offenses after she fondled undercover cops at a strip club in Columbus, OH. Avenatti tweeted early Thursday morning that he and Daniels “will vehemently contest all charges.”
The case was dismissed on the grounds that Daniels has not regularly appeared at the strip club where she was performing. According to the dismissal documents, Ohio law states that it is illegal to “knowingly touch a patron” on the premises of a “sexually oriented business” on which they “regularly appear nude or seminude.”
“It was represented to the State that Defendant has not appeared consistently and repeatedly at Sirens [strip club],” Gibson wrote in the documents. “Therefore, the State cannot prove every element of these offenses beyond a reasonable doubt.”
This story is developing and will be updated as more information becomes available.
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