Thoughtful citizens will want to beat a path to Lace Gentleman’s Club in Wayne on Aug. 9. That’s when Stormy Daniels, the adult entertainer, can be seen exposing the well-rounded knowledge of national affairs that, she alleges, so captivated Donald Trump before he became president of the United States.
If, that is, she’s not arrested.
It could happen. It happened once already. On Wednesday, Daniels was arrested at Sirens, an adult club in Columbus Ohio, where she was charged with three misdemeanor counts of touching a patron. Apparently, the topless Daniels forced the faces of patrons — including several incognito detectives — into her bare chest. Her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, claimed that the arrest was a “politically motivated” sting operation. Charges were later dropped.
In fact, the “Community Defense Act,” the 2007 Ohio law that prohibits bar patrons from touching nude or semi-nude dancers unless they are members of the dancer’s immediate family, was seldom or never enforced before July 11, according to The Columbus Dispatch.
So what about New Jersey?
After all, the laws governing strip clubs vary from state to state, even town to town. And it’s likely that some of the people who come out on Aug. 9 may not be Lace regulars (home to “the sexiest entertainers in North Jersey,” according to the club’s website).
There will likely be, as well, plenty of the morbidly curious — people who want to get a look at the woman at the center of a political firestorm, the lady with whom Donald Trump had an alleged 2006 extramarital affair, and who was then supposedly paid $130,000 in hush money.
Are you a strip club newbie? Someone, perhaps, who wouldn’t be caught dead in a Jersey go-go bar, unless it was for a cause of supreme national importance? It might be well to know to rules, according to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Handbook for Retail Licensees, issued by the New Jersey Department of Law & Public Safety, office of the Attorney General.
Here’s the gist:
- No one under 18 allowed.
- No “lewd or immoral activity” permitted — including “lack of attire or covering on genitals or ‘private parts.'” See-through garments or “pasties” are not permitted.
- No simulation of sexual activity, even if participants are clothed.
- Dancers are not permitted to touch or be touched by patrons, including the placing of tips in a dancer’s costume.
Oh well. Perhaps Ms. Daniels will take questions about politics. There’s nothing about that in the regulations.