(FILE) In this file photo taken on April 16, 2018 adult-film actress Stephanie Clifford, also known as Stormy Daniels speaks outside US Federal Court with her lawyer Michael Avenatti (R) in Lower Manhattan, New York.

American sdult film star Stormy Daniels was arrested Wednesday while performing at a strip club in what her lawyer described as a “politically motivated” setup.

Daniels is locked in a court battle with President Donald Trump over their alleged affair.

Her lawyer Michael Avenatti wrote on Twitter that she was nabbed at a club in Columbus, Ohio, while performing an act she has done at nearly 100 strip clubs across America.

He said Daniels was arrested for allegedly allowing a customer to touch her in a non-sexual way while on stage.

“This was a setup & politically motivated. It reeks of desperation. We will fight all bogus charges,” Avenatti wrote.

“They are devoting law enforcement resources to sting operations for this? There has to be higher priorities!!!,” he added.

Avenatti said in a later tweet that he expects Daniels to be released on bail “shortly” and charged with a misdemeanor for “touching.”