(CNBC) 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.”
An NBC affiliate confirmed the arrest early Thursday morning with information from the Franklin County Ohio Sheriff’s Office. Daniels was taken to the correctional facility at Jackson Pike and has reportedly been charged with misdemeanor sex offenses. Her next court date is Friday, July 13.