1 September, 2017
Strip club sues to recover $25 thousand in a Nudity charge
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A strip club in West Carlton is suing two Ohio agencies to get back a $25,000.00 fine made against it due to a nudity violation that jeopardized its liquor license.
The operators of Cheeks Gentlemen's Club in west Carrollton, WCI Inc, has sued Ohio Liquor Control Commission and the Ohio Dept of Public Safety in Dayton's U.S District Court.
Cheeks' attorney's, said the commission unfairly imposes "enormous and disproportionate fines" against gentlemen's clubs for liquor license violations.
In March 2014, a performer at Cheeks was Caught having nudity and sexual activity violations during a "private dance" for an Ohio Dept. of Public Safety Investigative Unit agent during a "routine field investigation" but there was no surveillance available to show proof of this event.
The court documented that "While performing a private dance for one the investigators, the dancer behaved in a manner that violated R.C. 2907.40(C)(2)," the appellate court wrote. "An employee knowingly touched the investigator while nude or semi-nude. The investigator reported that at the end of the private dance, the performer led the investigator to a table that was located at the entrance of the private area where she gave another employee an undetermined amount of money."
The womans case was moved down from illegal sexually oriented activity in a business to fourth-degree misdemeanor disorderly conduct.
And the federal lawsuit stated that no investgator had given Cheeks Management a statement of violation.