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11/18/2010

10:22 AM PST

Lawsuit: Strip Club Mickeyed a Man and Racked up $14,000 Bill on His and His Mother's Credit Cards

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MIAMI from www.courthousenews.com - Gold Rush, a Miami strip club, drugged a man and racked up $14,000 on his and his mom's credit cards in 2 hours, the man claims in Dade County Court.

He claims a female employee drugged him, and then "Gold Rush took advantage of plaintiff's weak and vulnerable status" to run up $13,956 in charges, "without giving him any receipts".

Stephen Monzi claims that in July 2008, the Gold Rush "made one of its female employees to place an illicit substance into the plaintiff's beverage, causing him to slip into unconsciousness and to completely rely and be at the mercy of defendant and its employees' actions, which did not allow the plaintiff to notice he was being overcharged for thousands of dollars."

After "a little over two hours" at the club, Monzi says, he left in a "'numb,' partially unconscious and confused state."

He claims, "Gold Rush took advantage of plaintiff's weak and vulnerable status to overcharge his credit cards without his consent in the amount of $13,956, without giving him any receipts for such purchase."

It wasn't until days later, Monzi says, that he discovered the alleged the extent of the tab run up on the credit cards he was carrying that night, "including the credit card belonging to his mother, Jeanette Moniz, in the amount of $2,050."

He demands punitive damages from Turntable Entertainment & Production Co. dba Gold Rush for fraud, battery, and unfair and deceptive trace practices.

He is represented by Alex Funes.

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