LINCOLN — Stormy Daniels, the stripper who’s been feuding with President Donald Trump, is coming to a controversial Omaha club to perform and sign books.

Daniels, an adult film star, will appear at Club Omaha on Feb. 12, according to a press release.

She has been embroiled in a highly publicized spat with the president since announcing last year that she was paid $130,000 in hush money for her silence about an affair she maintained she had with Trump in 2006. The hush money allegedly was paid just before the 2016 presidential election, in which Trump defeated Hillary Clinton.

The president has denied having the affair and has accused Daniels of lying.

Club Omaha sparked its own controversy last year. After complaints about the members-only club, the Nebraska Legislature changed a state law, forcing “bottle club” operations like Club Omaha — which allowed members to bring their own alcohol — to obtain a state liquor license, just like a regular nightclub.

Club Omaha owner Shane Harrington, who has run similar bottle clubs that featured nude dancing across the state, responded by ending all liquor consumption inside his Omaha establishment. Meanwhile, another bottle club that features nude dancers near Lincoln applied for a liquor license; that club is not owned by Harrington.

Harrington, in a press release, called Daniels “the most relevant adult entertainer in the United States who advocates for First Amendment issues.” He also complained about Nebraska’s attitude concerning adult entertainment.

Daniels released a book in October, “Full Disclosure,” that had been on the New York Times best-seller list.

Harrington, a native of Lincoln who has a home in Omaha, is in the process of opening a strip club in Valencia, Spain, where he recently moved. He said he fell in love with the country after a visit last fall.

“It just sort of happened,” Harrington said in a text about his move.

He said he plans to maintain his club in Omaha, though he is looking for a new location or two, because the lease on his present club near 72nd and Dodge Streets will run out in a few months.

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