Friday, May 02, 2008

Scores Strip Club Sues New York for Police Corruption


Oh, Scores! They've just filed a lawsuit against the city of New York and the State Liquor Authority, saying that the police are corrupt! Actually, it's Scores West, the slightly trashier cousin of Scores East, the famous Howard Stern-patronized rumored-to-be-mobbed-up strip club, where some working gals were busted for prostitution last year. (Anecdotes I've heard from several former Scores dancers confirm its place in hell.) The police probably are corrupt, but this is the same place that openly tolerates prostitution, and even had secret rooms in the Scores West location specifically for that purpose.

Commencing during the approximately twelve month period preceding January 24, 2007, corrupt New York City undercover police officers assigned to the Manhattan South Vice Enforcement Division began frequenting Scores West and abusing their authority: i) did not pay otherwise required admission fees; ii) consumed but did not pay for alcoholic beverages; and iii) consumed but did not pay for food.
Oh noes! Anyway, Scores thinks the bust was a perfectly convenient set-up to begin proceedings to revoke their liquor license.

"Disgruntled" Customer Led NYPD to Bust Scores

At the very end of today's Daily News story about the NYPD busting prostitution deals at high end strip club Scores, the News reports, "A police source said cops began investigating the club after getting a tip from a disgruntled customer in October." Which can mean so many things. While four strippers and two Scores managers say they are innocent, the police say otherwise.

Apparently the managers would arrange trysts between customers and strippers in the VIP rooms at Scores West in West Chelsea. One manager told undercover police, "That's cool. As long as you have an agreement with the girl, that's okay." The managers also said, "That's what the rooms are for." The Strippers would charge $200-700 for different sex acts - and even more for "exotic" acts. Maybe the customer was disgruntled because it cost so much for the sex, liquor, and the room. (Back in 2005, one guy spent $241,000 at Scores in one night!)

If the prostitution charges are true, Scores could lose its liquor license.