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AVN Hall of Famer Stormy Daniels, who last year filed a high-profile lawsuit against Donald Trump, was arrested in July 2018 during a live performance at a strip club in Columbus, Ohio. The charges of illegally touching a customer—who was an undercover vice officer—were thrown out within less than 24 hours, and Daniels with her then-attorney Michael Avenatti quickly charged that the arrest was politically motivated due to her lawsuit against Trump, as reported.

Daniels then sued the Columbus police, claiming that she was wrongfully arrested due to the political, pro-Trump biases of the arresting officers.

On Friday morning, Daniels returned to Columbus to negotiate a settlement to the $2 million lawsuit. The negotiations did not last long. According to a report by WSYX/WTTE TV News, shortly before noon local time, Daniels announced that she had settled the lawsuit for $450,000—less than 25 percent of the sum she originally demanded.

“To do any of this you have to have a good sense of humor,” Daniels said as she spoke to reporters following the announcement that the lawsuit had been settled.