Stormy Daniels sues police officers over strip club arrest

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Stormy Daniels is suing police officers in Ohio's capital for $2 million over her arrest at a strip club last summer.

The federal defamation lawsuit filed Monday alleges that Columbus officers conspired to retaliate against the porn actress over her claims she had sex with Donald Trump before he became president.

Daniels' real name is Stephanie Clifford. She was arrested in July on suspicion of inappropriately touching an undercover officer.

Prosecutors dropped charges against Daniels, saying the law cited in her arrest applied only to those who regularly performed at the club.

A police spokeswoman said Monday it would be inappropriate to comment because an internal investigation of the vice squad continues.

A spokeswoman for the city attorney's office says it is deciding the best course of action.

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This story has been corrected to show that the lawsuit names police officers, not the department.