Handicapped Man Sues Strip Club

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Via Walter Olson:

In Tampa, the Mons Venus strip club “is being sued for its alleged uninviting nature to people with disabilities.” Kendrick Duldulao, who uses a wheelchair, says there are no suitable ramps, “the hostess stand is too high, and the toilets and jukebox are inaccessible.”

Reached for comment, other Mons Venus patrons replied, “There’s a jukebox?”

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25 Responses to “Handicapped Man Sues Strip Club”

  1. #1 |  perlhaqr | 

    So Duldulao is morally handicapped as well as physically, it would seem.

  2. #2 |  Marty | 

    I hope he has some bling on his wheels, if he’s trying to pick up strippers… spinners, cool seat covers, cup holders, maybe a nice stereo…

  3. #3 |  bobzbob | 

    I’ve been in Mons Venus – everyone should have access.

  4. #4 |  Chris in AL | 

    That’s lame. He’s not going to take this sitting down. Got to stand up for his rights! Even if it means crippling their business. That is just how he rolls!

  5. #5 |  bob42 | 

    I’ve been to a few of those kinds of places. It was interesting at first but after awhile, I was bored stiff.

  6. #6 |  Aresen | 

    bob42 | September 27th, 2010 at 2:03 pm
    I’ve been to a few of those kinds of places. It was interesting at first but after awhile, I was bored stiff.

    And just how stiff were you bored?

  7. #7 |  paranoiastrksdp | 

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39380043/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/

    Cop handcuffs teen over sex with daughter
    Off-duty police officer is put on leave after incident

  8. #8 |  M | 

    Somewhat related:
    http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/415/crybabies
    Apparently in some states handicapped people can sue not only for ADA noncompliant businesses to fix the problem, but for money for themselves too. It’s created problems in addition to solutions. The segment of the show about this focused on California and was well balanced on both sides of the issue.

  9. #9 |  notsure | 

    I’ve been to that Mons Venus. It’s tiny. The stage takes up more than half the room.

    The building is old, there aren’t any steps or anything to get inside, but I’m not sure about the width of the doors.

    The bathrooms barely have enough room in them for the commode, the bathroom attendant, and you.

    They would probably have to move locations to be compliant. On a side note, I can see why he is complaining. They have some of the best entertainment around. In fact, the place kind of spoils you for any other.

  10. #10 |  Mike Leatherwood | 

    Is the Mons Venus anything like the mons pubis?

  11. #11 |  *ahem* | 

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=jukebox

  12. #12 |  Joe | 

    the Mons Venus strip club…perhaps he wants a lift to get into the clam?

  13. #13 |  oscar | 

    off topic but related to prior stories posted on this site…the judge in the MD wiretapping case of the motorcyclist is a stud.
    “Those of us who are public officials and are entrusted with the power of the state are ultimately accountable to the public,” the judge wrote. “When we exercise that power in public fora, we should not expect our actions to be shielded from public observation.”

    http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/news/crime/blog/2010/09/motorcyclist_wins_taping_case.html

  14. #14 |  smurfy | 

    “the hostess stand is too high”

    Dude you didn’t have a chance with her anyway. NONE of us have a chance with her.

  15. #15 |  Greg | 

    The problem with the jukebox height was that he really wanted to hear some Thrill Kill Kult.

    If he can’t hear “Sex On Wheels” the experience just isn’t the same…

  16. #16 |  bd | 

    I recall when the city of Bellevue, WA wanted to prevent a strip club (Deja Vu) from opening in town. They fought with the potential club owners about every little thing and lost. Finally, the city decided to enforce the ADA, but not for customers (they had already tried that tactic). Rather, just in case any handicapped strippers wanted to perform. Yep, the city demanded a wheel chair ramp to the stage. The potential club owners gave up at that point rather than challenge it in court.

  17. #17 |  “Handicapped man sues Tampa strip club” | 

    […] stand is too high, and the toilets and jukebox are inaccessible.” [BayNews9.com] More: Radley Balko (”Reached for comment, other Mons Venus patrons replied, ‘There’s a […]

  18. #18 |  the innomimate one | 

    The one time I visited the Mons Venus the jukebox was for the strippers only. 2001 Odyssey is better imho.

  19. #19 |  WOODBUTCHER | 

    This would have made a great episode for the trailer parks boys.

  20. #20 |  mattt | 

    I used to have doubts about the ADA.

    Godspeed, Mr. Duldulao.

  21. #21 |  johnl | 

    Can anyone tell me why state run enterprises are ADA exempt? Is it in the law or is it just that everybody knows better than to sue them? It seems so strange that society would have any opinion on access to strip clubs, while the subway is off limits to wheelchairs.

  22. #22 |  Boyd Durkin | 

    21 posts before someone says “pics or it didn’t happen”?

  23. #23 |  marco73 | 

    Another day, another story about attempts to close down a strip club. No, amazingly this isn’t about the money. Just look at a calendar – there are elections coming up. For decades, the local politicos have been defeated at every turn in trying to “clean up” the strip businesses in town. “Its for the children”, Drugs, Prostitution, now ADA. Before each election, Tampa is going to hell if we don’t get rid of the strip clubs. After each election, the whole thing is forgotten. If it wasn’t costing the taxpayers a lot of money, it would almost be funny.

  24. #24 |  the friendly grizzly | 

    I don’t think he has a leg to stand on with this.

  25. #25 |  Justthisguy | 

    Hey, what about the guys with “invisible disabilities?” I mean, auties and aspies prolly need to attend these facilities more than normals, being right socially challenged when it comes to chatting up chicks. Yes, I think I R 1.

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