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After Stormy Daniels Arrest, Columbus Will Pay Up

Adult film star settles with city for $450K after she was taken into custody from strip club in 2018
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 28, 2019 7:30 AM CDT
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In this Oct. 11, 2018, file photo, Stormy Daniels is seen in Berlin.   (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)

(Newser) – It was never about the money, Stephanie Clifford says. That's what the adult film star better known as Stormy Daniels noted after a spokesperson for the city of Columbus, Ohio, announced Friday that Daniels and the city had reached a settlement agreement of $450,000, per CNN. That settlement comes after Daniels sued the city and several police officers involved in the July 2018 arrest of Daniels at a local strip club—an arrest she says was spurred by the fact that the cops were supporters of President Trump and therefore had it out for her.

"All parties agreed a $450,000 settlement was fair, given the facts and circumstances involved," the city rep said. As for Daniels, she told WBNS, "It was the changes that were made in bringing awareness to how the law isn't written fairly and [how] they targeted me and other women. I'm really proud of how the city of Columbus stepped up and took responsibility in actively making changes and holding those officers accountable." Per NBC News, Daniels will drop all claims in her federal civil suit. The officers involved in Daniels' arrest are reportedly facing disciplinary measures. (Read more Stormy Daniels stories.)

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