Porn News

EEOC Sues Houston Strip Club Over Alleged Discrimination: Manager Dropped the ‘N’ Word

Didn’t see your link activated, your contact number included or your email address listed? Maybe you’re not advertising. Contact [email protected] for details.

from www.khou.com – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing a southwest Houston strip club for alleged discrimination.

The lawsuit was filed Thursday against Michael’s International, which is located in the 6400 block of the Southwest Freeway.

It states that in September of 2007 a group of African-American waitresses were told they could not work at the club.

“Regardless of the business you are in, the law is the law and you can’t discriminate against people because of their race,” said Timothy Bowne of the Houston office of the U.S. EEOC.

The trouble came when Bert Stair, who is a vice president of Michael’s, was visiting the club from Dallas.

The lawsuit says, “Houston managers said that Stair did not like African-American waitresses and dancers in his club.”

Specifically, the waitresses said that they were asked to leave work or hide in a back room.

“To at least one of these waitresses he used the ‘N’ word and said, ‘What are you doing here? We don’t want anymore of these ‘N’s working here, we have too many of these ‘N’s here already,” said Timothy Bowne, the senior trial attorney on the case for the EEOC.

There is no official comment from Michael’s about the lawsuit but a manager said he was shocked by the lawsuit because the club now markets itself as multi-racial.

What is happening inside now does not get the club off the hook for past actions, especially ones that make no sense to government attorneys like Bowne.

“There is even less of a reason to believe that the clientele would be bothered by their race if the entertainment that they came to see was the dancers, and not the waitresses,” he said.

The EEO said it tried to settle the claims before going to court but said the club and its parent company have refused to cooperate.

181 Views

Related Posts

Platforming the Pleasure Industry’s Voice Through Voting

Very early in my business career, I learned not to mix business with politics or religion. This was a foundational tenet that just made sense. For much of my career, that was easy. However, it has become increasingly difficult to…

Wicked Sensual Care Launches Sexual Assault Awareness Camaign

LOS ANGELES — Wicked Sensual Care (WSC) has launched its annual campaign for Sexual Assault Awareness month. "Every April, in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the intimate wellness brand pledges resources and a portion of proceeds from the sales…

Gender X Begins Rollout of ‘Trans Honey Trap 3’

Jim Powers Brings Gender X Films’ Trans Honey Trap Back

Erika Lust Signs Distro Deal With Joy Media Group

Joy Media Group, in collaboration with Bizarre Entertainment, has entered into a distribution agreement with Erika Lust, the eponymous studio helmed by acclaimed adult director Erika Lust.

FSC to Host Webinar on Derisking and the Adult Industry

LOS ANGELES — The Free Speech Coalition (FSC) is hosting a webinar on derisking, titled "Derisking: Examining Its Impact on the Adult Industry's Access to Banking," on April 24 at 11 a.m. (PDT).Panelists for the webinar include Alison Boden, Executive…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.