Porn star Stormy Daniels has settled her lawsuit against the city of Columbus, Ohio, for her arrest last year at a strip club, officials said Friday.
Daniels will receive $ 450,000 and withdraw all claims made in his federal civil lawsuit against the city, according to his attorney, Chase Mallory, and a spokeswoman for city attorney Zach Klein.
Her attorney said Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, could have reached a settlement for more than $ 450,000, but she was pleased with the changes implemented by the Columbus Police Department after her arrest.
“That’s the only reason he agreed to solve the case for what he did,” Mallory told NBC News. “His main goal was to make sure that people weren’t going to be treated like he was moving on.”
Mallory credited both Columbus Police Chief Thomas Quinlan and the City Attorney’s Office, saying, “They really did a great job of addressing the issues here.”
The agreement has yet to be formally approved by the City Council at its next meeting on 7 October.
“All parties agreed that a $ 450,000 deal was fair given the facts and circumstances involved,” said Klein spokeswoman Meredith Tucker.
Police arrested Daniels on July 11, 2018, at Sirens Gentlemen’s Club on charges of mishandling customers. The charges were quickly dropped.
Daniels’ lawsuit accused police of organizing the arrest in an attempt to protect President Donald Trump. Daniels claims she was in a relationship with Trump more than ten years ago.