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A Indiana man is suing a strip club, claiming he was injured by a heavy-heeled shoe that came off an female strippers foot while she was doing a “high-kick maneuver,” his attorney said today.“As bizarre as it is, the strip club had a duty to protect its customers and it did not do that,” his attorney told AOL News. “They need to make sure people are wearing the right kind of clothes and that they are not flying off.”Saeed’s client, Jake Quagliaroli, 34, of Indianapolis, was visiting PT’s Strip club in nearby Lawrence last month when the alleged shoe assault occurred. According to Saeed, Quagliaroli was standing about 20 feet away from the stage when a dancer’s shoe flew off during a performance, traveled across the room and struck him in the mouth.“He was bleeding and his front four teeth were chipped,” Saeed said. “It was not a situation where it was a light tap on the face. It hit him with quite a bit of force. You can imagine the velocity at which the shoe must have come out when it hit him in the face.”Saeed said he is not sure of the exact style of footwear the stripper was wearing at the time of the shoe-in-mouth incident.“We have our guess, based upon what our client said, but what I do know is it was one of those heavy shoes with a big heel,” Saeed said. “I do not know if it had a strap or not.”According to the lawsuit, which was filed last week in Marion Superior Court, Quagliaroli is claiming battery and negligence by the strip club and is asking a jury to grant him an unspecified sum for damages.Saeed says his client had to get veneers and temporary caps. He may also need a root canal and future dental work. “A dentist has told him the veneers will have to be replaced every 10 to 15 years, so he is definitely looking at quite a bit of expense,” the attorney said.Matt Denham, manager of the Showclub’s Indiana chain, told AOL News that he was not at liberty to discuss the case. Asked who might be, he replied, “It’s going to be above my pay grade. I couldn’t tell you.”An e-mail sent to the company’s corporate website was not immediately returned.
As bizarre as the story may sound, Quagliaroli is not the first patron of exotic dancers to file a lawsuit for injuries allegedly received during a performance.In October, Michael Ireland, a roofer from West Palm Beach, Fla., was awarded a $650,000 from a strip club. Ireland said he was seated at the stage inside the establishment when a stripper spun around and accidentally struck him in the face. In court, Ireland’s attorney successfully argued that his client suffered broken bones and chronic double vision. A man named Yusuf Evans filed a $25,000 suit against an Akron, OH, strip club in January 2009. Evans said he was watching a dancer perform a high kick when her shoe flew off and hit him in the face.“When the boot hit me in my face all I could do is drop … and just holler for about 10 minutes,” Evans said. Evans said he suffered injuries to his nose and required surgery because after the incident he could only breathe out of one nostril. The case was settled in May 2010 after the strip club countersued Evans for defamation and filing a frivolous action.
WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- A local stripper is hoping to change the industry's ways by filing a lawsuit against her former workplace.Quansa Thompson accuses management at The House, a stripclub located on Georgia Ave., of violating the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938."If they're running an establishment that exploits women, they're going to have the same mindset," said Quansa Thompson. "I didn't even know I was getting ripped off until I started doing research to form a union."Thompson said she started researching how to form a union online when she got fed up with not having any job protection."When you start to accumulate a certain amount of income, your home life becomes accustomed to the income you're making," she explained. "At any given second, if management wants to let you go, they can let you go. I just felt like that wasn't stable."Ironically, Thompson said she was let go because during her research she discovered the federal labor laws guaranteed her the right to be paid wages."In our country, employees get paid by the employer and in this case they got it the other way around," explains Thompson's attorney Philip Zipin.Zipin points to a contract dancers sign when they are hired by The House. On paper, they're technically considered independent contractors. Yet, he said the club's rules prohibit them from setting their own hours or even calling in sick."The reality is, they're employees," he said. "They show up everyday, they dance their shifts and they get told what shifts they work. They get fined if they miss a shift. They get fined if they're late. They have to pay the DJ and the bartender."Thompson said she had to pay roughly $60 to the club every night she worked. If she was late for her shift, she was fined $10 and if she called in sick, she was fined $80.The owner of the club, Darrell Allen, spoke to 9NEWS NOW on the phone. He called the case "interesting" but said he could not answer whether he considers his dancers employees or independent contractors. He had no further comment."It is a systematic practice in the industry and we've seen cases around the country," said Zipin. "We've been contacted by some dancers from other club and what I'm seeing is this is the way the industry treats their dancers."Thompson is already getting backlash from her former co-workers."A lot of the other dancers are upset about what I'm doing," she explained. "I guess they don't see the future. I'm just trying to have it where girls could still have a place to come to work and it will function normally. You can have paychecks. You can get pay stubs. You can file your taxes, You can get a home. You can get a car, things that help make you a productive citizen. You can have social security. You can't do this forever."
Paul Shimkonis, a physical therapist from Clearwater, Fla., filed a lawsuit seeking more than $15,000 against the Diamond Dolls club in the late 1990s. Shimkonis said he was at a bachelor party at the club where Playboy cover girl Tawny Peaks was performing when she slammed her size-69HH breasts into his head, causing him to suffer whiplash.“I saw stars. … It was like two cement blocks hit me,”.When the case went to “The People’s Court” in July 1998, former New York City Mayor Ed Koch presided over the televised trial. He ruled in Peaks’ favor after a female court officer examined the defendant’s breasts in private and found that they were to soft to cause the alleged injury.According to Saeed, an outcome in his client’s case will likely take some time. He is, however, confident that he has a strong case.“It’s getting picked up by the media because of bizarre background, but it is no different than a tort that might have happened on the street,” Saeed said. “It’s a normal case.”Legal analyst, and an attorney, agrees that the case has a chance of winning in court.“It actually is a legit case,” Bremner told AOL News. “Given their dancers' practices and garb, it is reasonably foreseeable that such injuries could occur.”Regardless of the eventual outcome, Saeed says it is high time that the strip club industry start regulating itself.“They are well aware that heavy, loose-fitting shoes, combined with high-kick maneuvers and things like that, can lead to unintended injuries,” he said. Washington Redskins star Albert Haynesworth claims he was “blindsided” by a stripper’s $10 million lawsuit filed against him in Brooklyn, NY last week. According to Tmz, Haynesworth acknowledged having “a few sexual encounters” with the 25-year-old stripper during Super Bowl week in Miami last January. Haynesworth swears he wrapped it up tightly each time.Sylvia Mena, the stripper, certainly did her homework: Haynesworth is one of the richest defensive ends in the game with a $100 million contract under his belt. Luckily for him, she only wants 10% of that contract.Privately, Haynesworth says he will “absolutely” support the child if it turns out he’s the father. Mena, who might have been one of the 500 women bumping and grinding for dollars at Miami’s mega strip club King of Diamonds, claims Al dumped her after a 2 month relationship. Sources close to Haynesworth denied any such relationship to TMZ.
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