Strip club sues Long Island man for racking up $46,000 bill, not paying
There must have been a lot of sizzle at the upscale Penthouse Executive Club for a Long Island man who is being sued for racking up a $46,000 tab at the West Side strip joint.
Big spender James Clooney, of Oyster Bay, and his pals accumulated the debt by buying food, drinks and private time with the strippers from May 2008 to December 2009 at the club, according to court papers.
“Although Mr. Clooney made some small partial payments from time to time ... there remains due ... $46,698.18,” the club said in the suit, which was filed in Manhattan Supreme Court on Thursday.
Clooney could not be reached yesterday, and the Penthouse Executive Club declined to comment.
It’s not the first time that the gentlemen’s club has been in litigation.
In 2006, the club sued a Westchester man for an outstanding debt of $102,000, and a month later took a Manhattan man to court for failing to pay a $77,000 tab.
And in August, a former cocktail waitress filed a class-action suit, alleging that she and her co-workers weren’t paid minimum wage or overtime. Penthouse Executive denied the allegations, and threatened to counter-sue for defamation if the case isn’t thrown out.