Businessman Sues Strip Club For ‘Coercing’ Him to Spend $10,000 in 5 Hours

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.

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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.

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“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.”

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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.

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