The “Bogus” Charges Against Stormy Daniels Have Been Dropped

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Her attorney claims it was a “setup”

UPDATE 7/12/18 1:20pm: The charges brought up against Stormy Daniels from her arrest at an Ohio strip club have been dropped. TMZ reports that prosecutors have determined that the law Daniels was thought to have violated only applies to strippers who "regularly appear" at the club. As she was a featured guest, Daniels is apparently all good.


Stormy Daniels was reportedly arrested in Ohio on three misdemeanor charges. Her lawyer Michael Avenatti claims it was a "setup" and "politically motivated."

The arrest took place earlier this morning during her performance at The Sirens Gentlemen's Club in Columbus. According to CNBC, Daniels was taken into custody for touching a patron. Under Ohio law, it is illegal for an "employee who regularly appears nude or seminude on the premises of a sexually oriented business" to do this to anyone who isn't an immediate family member. According to court documents obtained by a CNN affiliate, an affidavit of probable cause said that detectives saw Daniels "force patrons' faces into her chest" and fondle the breasts of women at the club. When approached by detectives, Daniels allegedly grabbed the faces of two detectives and "shoved each of their faces between her breasts." Per court documents, she also allegedly "fondled a third officer's buttocks and breasts." Daniels was one of three people to be arrested at the club.

In response to her arrest, Avenatti tweeted that she would plead "not guilty" to all of the charges. Arguing that Daniels has performed the same act at nearly a hundred strip clubs nationwide, Avenatti said the "bogus charges" reek of "desperation" and are "politically motivated." He also slammed the use of "law enforcement resources to sting operations for this," writing that "there has to be higher priorities."

Daniels, who previously made headlines for her alleged 2006 affair with Donald Trump, is currently suing Trump and his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. She is attempting to nullify a non-disclosure agreement that prevents her from discussing said affair. Daniels also claims that she received $130,000 from Cohen ahead of the 2016 presidential election as a "hush agreement," though the White House continues to deny the affair.

According to CNN, Daniels has since posted bail and was released earlier this morning. She will reportedly be arraigned tomorrow morning. 

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Along with

Showtime just ordered a pilot episode of Casallina "Cathy" Kisakye's comedy anthology series, which will be executive-produced by Lena Waithe. The show, called How to Make Love to a Black Woman (Who May Be Working Through Some Shit), sounds like it'll be... informative.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, though the series is a comedy, it will also touch on some vulnerable subjects as well. It described the show as being about "connection and rejection that explore our most harrowing—and harrowingly comic—sexual secrets." Waithe said in a statement about the news, "Cathy's script is haunting, funny, and extremely vulnerable—it's the kind of script that doesn't come around very often." She continues, showing her excitement for the project: "I'm honored that Cathy trusts me with such a special project. I can't wait for the world to see it."

Kisakye, who previously worked with Waithe on The Chi, says that the show is close to her heart, and that the series will portray three-dimensional, complex women. "With How to Make Love, I'm thrilled to tell stories about the women I know, who are complicated, passionate, resilient, and relatable," she said in a statement.

Kisakye is the creator of the show, and will be writing the pilot script. It's the latest project to come to Showtime through Waithe's first-look deal and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, should it go to series, this would be the first anthology for the network.



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While the song should serve as a reminder to your exes

Just a day after dropping new single "Nunya," featuring Dom Kennedy, Kehlani has released the winter-wonderland visuals to go along with. The singer, NYLON November cover star, and mother-to-be rocks some of the best winter 'fits I've seen in a while, including a glorious puffer jacket that could double as a down comforter that I absolutely need in my life right now.

Kehlani is clearly living her best life up in some snow-filled forest hideaway, vibing on the beach at sunset and sipping on something bubbly as she coolly reminds nosy exes that who she's with is "nunya business." There's not much of a story line (unlike her recent "Nights Like This" video); the main takeaway is that Kehlani is busy dancing through a forest, missing no one and chilling amongst people who are clearly not the subjects of the song.

Kehlani is only two short months away from bringing baby Adeya into the world, who she thanked for helping her get through the video process. "Shot that 7 months pregnant in da snow..." Kehlani wrote on Twitter, adding, "thank u baby for da motivation, mommy was FROZE."

Even from the womb, Adeya has been hustling hard alongside her momma. Twitter user @ODtheMC pointed out that this is already her second music video appearance, and she's not even been born.

Get some mulled wine ready and escape into Kehlani's winter getaway, below. Stay tuned for her forthcoming mixtape, While We Wait, out on February 22.

Kehlani - Nunya (feat. Dom Kennedy) [Official Music Video]