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Strippers Protest Topless Outside Church

Strip club owner says churchgoers abuse his staff, customers

(Newser) - An Ohio strip club owner surprised churchgoers yesterday with a protest that involved, shall we say, nothing above the belt. Employees of the Foxhole North club staged the topless protest during services outside the New Beginnings Ministries in Warsaw, to oppose church demonstrations at the club over the past nine... More »

San Diego Strippers: Cops Made Us Pose for Photos

30 dancers sue city, police chief

(Newser) - In San Diego, strip clubs must submit to "regular inspections" by police—but 30 strippers are suing the city and the police chief over "raids" that, they say, went way too far. In three visits over the course of this year and last, the lawsuit filed yesterday alleges,... More »

Nuns Sue Their Neighbor: a Strip Club

Nuns: Club Allure has brought bar fights, neon lights, used condoms to yard

(Newser) - A group of nuns in a tiny Illinois town is suing a $3 million strip club that opened in September behind their backyard garden for being unlawfully close to a place of worship. The Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo—who say in their suit they've suffered through Club... More »

Teacher's Ill-Advised Field Trip: to Strip Club

Plus: A teaching assistant accidentally emails nude pics to students

(Newser) - Here's an extracurricular activity that won't look so great on your kid's college applications: visiting a strip club with his chemistry teacher. Travis Lechien, 31, was fired from Indiana's Hanover Central High School on Tuesday for allegedly taking teens to a strip club to celebrate a... More »

NYC Strippers Win Minimum Wage Fight

Almost 2K strippers covered in lawsuit against Rick’s Cabaret

(Newser) - A federal judge has ruled strippers at one New York City club are entitled to at least the bare minimum—minimum wage, that is. Current and former dancers of Rick’s Cabaret International filed a $5 million lawsuit against the club, claiming labor laws were violated when they weren’t... More »

Church Posts 'Strip for Me' Sign Near Strip Club

Birmingham pastor gets his message across

(Newser) - A billboard near a "gentlemen's club" in Birmingham screams out "strip for me" to passersby, which is notable mainly because it was put up not by the club but by a local church, reports WBRC . The pastor of Rock Church is paraphrasing a line from the Bible'... More »

'Human Error' Caused Strip Club Blast

Utility worker pierced a pipe before the Massachusetts explosion

(Newser) - A utility worker responding to reports of a natural gas leak in Springfield, Mass., punctured a pipe and an unknown spark ignited a massive explosion that injured 18 people, the state fire marshal announced today. Friday night's natural gas blast was caused by "human error," State Fire... More »

Explosion Levels Strip Club, Injuring 21

Authorities were already responding to a gas leak

(Newser) - Officials are investigating a gas explosion that leveled a strip club in Springfield, Mass., yesterday, injuring 21 people—11 of whom were firefighters responding to the scene, the Republican reports. Authorities had already shut down nearby businesses in response to a gas leak when the blast rocked Scores Gentlemen's... More »

Strip Club to Taxman: Nude Dancing Is Art

Lap dances should be tax-free, NY club argues

(Newser) - Nude dancing is an art and should be tax-free, just like ballet performances, according to a strip club in upstate New York. Lawyers for Albany's Nite Moves will appear before the state's highest court today to argue that it doesn't need to pay sales tax on admission... More »

Florida Man Denies Spending $50K at Strip Club

Lokesh James claims charges were fraudulent

(Newser) - Fifty thousand bucks—on strippers? No way, says an outraged Florida man. Lokesh James insists he spent only $600 on Michelob Ultras and a little fun in the Champagne Room at the local strip club. The rest of his staggering $50,000 credit-card bill? All fraudulent charges and forged signatures,... More »

New Low: Octomom Sued By Strip Club

Seeks injunction to stop Nadya Suleman from appearing at rival club

(Newser) - Today in the world of Very, Very Serious Legal Battles: A strip club is trying to get an emergency injunction … to keep Octomom Nadya Suleman from stripping at a competing club. Suleman, you'll remember, was due to launch her stripping career at T's Lounge in West Palm... More »

Soccer Player Faces $400K Fine for Strip Club Visit

Manchester City's Mario Balotelli pictured outside club

(Newser) - Sure, a visit to a strip club can leave your wallet much lighter. But nearly $400,000? That's how much Manchester City's Mario Balotelli is facing in missed wages, should he be fined for a late-night visit to a Liverpool strip club, reports the Telegraph . He was photographed... More »

Nuns Fight Next-Door Strip Club

Owner of 'gentlemen's cabaret' promises to be good neighbor

(Newser) - A group of nuns in suburban Chicago aren't happy about their naughty new neighbors. A huge strip club is being built next door to the sisters' convent complex, which includes a home for elderly nuns and one for young nuns-to-be, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. The nuns complain that they... More »

America's 5 Kinkiest Cities

Sure, Las Vegas is on the list, but so is Roselawn, Indiana...

(Newser) - Lots of qualities might make a city kinky: strip clubs per capita, average sexual satisfaction, or even a lack of anything better to do. Take a look at five American cities that, as AlterNet.org writes, "can definitely show you a good time."
  1. Roselawn, Ind: Home to family-friendly
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Pilot Probed Over Strip Club Landing

Light plane left in club's parking lot

(Newser) - Police responding to reports of a light aircraft going down in a town south of Montreal found the aircraft parked safely in a parking lot—of a strip club, which the pilot had entered. The 43-year-old later left the bar and took off. Canadian aviation authorities, who say pilots can'... More »

Escorts: Utah Law Makes It Illegal to Act Sexy

They're suing to halt new law aimed at prostitutes

(Newser) - Be careful how you act in Utah: If you get too “sexy,” you could find yourself arrested under a new law. The law broadens the definition of solicitation—agreeing to trade sex for money—to include “lewd acts” that imply you want to trade sex for money,... More »

America's 5 Weirdest Drive-Thrus

Why get out of the car to pay your respects if you don't have to?

(Newser) - Drive-thru fast food makes sense, but drive-thru funerals? The Week rounds up five of the weirdest drive-thru options found around America:
  • Funerals: The owner of a mortuary in Compton, Calif., explains : "You can come by after work, you don't need to deal with parking, you can sign the
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Inside the King of Sweden's Crazy Sex Parties

King Carl Gustaf likes the ladies, according to new book

(Newser) - Sweden’s bespectacled King Carl Gustaf seemed respectable almost to the point of dullness, with such innocent hobbies as hunting and attending jamborees. A scandalous new book, however, changes all that: The Reluctant Monarch alleges the 64-year-old king, married 34 years to Queen Silvia, has attended sex parties hosted by... More »

Man Gets $650K After Stripper Kick

High heel damaged his vision

(Newser) - A Florida man has won a $650,000 settlement for getting kicked in the face by a stripper, NBC Miami reports. The lawsuit charged that Michael Ireland suffers from permanent double vision after taking a high-heeled boot to the head while in a club. Ireland says the blow punctured his... More »

Ground Zero Bars, Strip Clubs Abound

No shortage of sleaze in area surrounding proposed mosque

(Newser) - The outcry over the Ground Zero Pussycat Lounge and Ground Zero Thunder Lingerie is surprisingly absent, say reporters who took a look at what else lies on what opponents of a proposed mosque and community center call hallowed ground. The New York Daily News counted 17 pizza shops, 18 bank... More »

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