A 34-year-old man has accused a strip club of making him spend thousands of dollars while he was intoxicated. According to reports, he was surrounded by strippers for five hours.
Meet Gil David, a business manager from Ireland who, one night in August 2013, ended up at the Spearmint Rhino Gentlemen’s Club in Bournemouth, England. Apparently, he was attending a bachelor’s party for one of his friends.
In just 12 hours, David consumed over 30 alcoholic drinks that included vodka, beer and Jägerbombs, according to BroBible.
The next day, he found himself scratching his head for a credit card bill of nearly $10,000, which included $2,300 worth of stripper tips.
Before the Central London County Court, David claimed Rhino “exploited” his drunkenness and continued to serve him alcohol despite his state:
“I wasn’t in control of my faculties and didn’t realise what I was doing and what I was spending.
“I was coerced into spending what turned out to be a third of my salary in five hours. I’m not an oligarch or a footballer,” he added.
In defense, Rhino solicitor Robert Sutherland argued David willingly paid for entertainment from the strippers:
“It was your decision — no one forced you into staying.”
Eventually, Judge Andrew Lenon QC found no clear winner, and both ends agreed to settle. David was promised to receive a confidential sum, Daily Mail noted.