Prosecutors dropped the case against Daniels hours later, after determining she was working as a guest at the club and not a regular performer.
“One element of the law was missed in error,” Jacobs said Thursday. “While the presence of vice officers at this establishment is reasonable, the motivations behind the officers' actions will be reviewed internally to ensure that our core values and duty to serve our community to the best of our ability continue to be the basis for our actions.”
Avenatti claimed Thursday that Daniels was “set up” in a police sting operation. He called his client’s arrest an “absurd use of law enforcement resources.” Two other dancers were also arrested at Sirens on similar charges Thursday.
Daniels claims that she had sex with Donald Trump in 2006, more than a decade before he became president. She is suing Trump and his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, seeking to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement she signed days before the 2016 presidential election. Cohen reportedly paid her $130,000 after she signed the agreement.