Adult film star Stephanie Clifford, better known by her stage name Stormy Daniels, was arrested during a performance at Sirens Gentlemen’s Club in Columbus, Ohio. She is accused of fondling at least two undercover officers and is facing three misdemeanor charges. You can read more about the arrest details here. The owner of Sirens has not yet commented on the incident.
Here’s what you need to know.
1. Sirens Booked Stormy Daniels in her First Central Ohio Performance
SirensSirens Gentlemen’s Club promotion of Stormy Daniels
Sirens has been actively promoting Daniels’ appearance on their website and facebook page for more than a month. This was reportedly her very first time performing in the Ohio capital.
Sirens included references to President Trump on their promotions. On June 7, the club posted the picture below showing the president and Daniels side by side, with a caption that partially reads, “The President’s Personal Porn Star…”
Sirens Facebook pageSirens Gentlemen’s Club promotion of Stormy Daniels appearance
Daniels was reportedly scheduled to perform on both July 11th and 12th. Following her arrest, lawyer Michael Avenatti tweeted a statement from her. It reads, “As a result of what happened last night, I will unfortunately be unable to go forward with tonight’s scheduled performance. I deeply apologize to my fans in Columbus.”
Official Statement From @StormyDaniels: As a result of what happened last night, I will unfortunately be unable to go forward with tonight’s scheduled performance. I deeply apologize to my fans in Columbus.
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) July 12, 2018
2. Sirens’ Brightly Lit Exterior is Worth $150,000
Sirens Facebook pageSirens Gentlemen’s Club in Columbus, Ohio
Sirens opened for business in 2001 in northeast Columbus. The site had previously been used as a restaurant.
According to a 2007 article by the Columbus Dispatch, neighbors complained after the club added bright signage to the building’s exterior; the club’s consultant told the publication that the lighting and signage had cost $150,000.
A nearby business owner said he was not pleased that young children could easily see the new display. And community leaders argued the bright lights could be dangerous and distracting for passing drivers.
The city issued a citation to Sirens over the concerns about the bright lights impacting traffic. Sirens redirected the lights and promised to not display any provocative images. The club has not had any local negative publicity since that incident.
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