Daniels’s lawyer, Michael Avenatti, said Thursday on MSNBC that police had set up a “sting operation” at Sirens strip club, where she was performing.
Avenatti later announced on Twitter that prosecutors had dropped the charges against his client. He posted documents in which prosecutors said they did not have probable cause to pursue the case.
Daniels has been embroiled in a legal controversy with President Trump over a sexual affair she says they had but which he has repeatedly denied.
— Samantha Schmidt
and Lindsey Bever
LGBTQ leader to run St. Patrick's parade
The leader of an LGBTQ veterans group has been hired to oversee the Boston St. Patrick’s Day parade, which has been mired in controversy over whether to allow gay groups to participate.
The parade’s organizer, the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council, said it has appointed Bryan Bishop as director of parade operations. The Air Force veteran is chief executive and a founder of OutVets.
The council voted last year to bar OutVets from the parade because of its rainbow flag but reversed the decision amid criticism from politicians and sponsors.
— Associated Press