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Sterling Man Sues Strip Club for Worcester Personal Injury Over Alleged Beating By Club Employee

Patrick Blanchard is seeking Massachusetts personal injury damages from the Platinum Premier Gentleman’s Club in Worcester. The 25-year-old Sterling resident contends that he was beaten and robbed by a club employee last May.

In his Worcester personal injury complaint, Blanchard claims that strip club employee Easton Byfield brought him to the men’s room, wrongfully accused him of selling drugs to dancer, struck his face four times, and stole $300 from him. Byfield, an Oxford resident, has been charged with kidnapping, assault and battery, unarmed robbery, and filing a false police report.

Blanchard says that someone else shot the incident on video and the footage was posted on YouTube and other Websites. The plaintiff says that the video has been watched “hundreds of thousands” of times and that this has caused him to suffer severe emotional distress, humiliation, and extreme embarrassment. He says that his damages for emotional trauma alone are over $30,000.

Blanchard is also seeking monetary damages for intentional infliction of emotional trauma, assault and battery, defamation, false imprisonment, invasion of privacy, civil rights violations, negligent hiring and supervision, and wrongful conversion.

Massachusetts Premises Liability
Premises that are frequented by patrons are responsible for making sure that these visitors do not get hurt while on the property. This means making sure that there are no hazards on the premise and that there is adequate security to prevent customers or guests from becoming the victim of a violent crime. Failure to prevent such incidents can be grounds for a Boston injury case.

On March 17, the License Commission revoked the Platinum Premier Gentlemen’s Club’s licenses for alcohol, entertainment, and common victualer. The commissioners found the club guilty of numerous violations, including overcharging a customer, watering down alcohol, interfering with police investigators, and the alleged assault of a patron in a bathroom. The Telegram.com says that the club has been closed down.

Strip club victim sues, Telegram.com, March 2, 2011
End of road for strip club, Telegram.com, March 18, 2011
Worcester bouncer facing charges after assaulting victim, WHDH, February 21, 2011
Related Web Resources:
Inadequate Security, Justia

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