Stripper sues Cruisin’ Chubbys Gentleman’s Club
Dancer said owner made her share tips
MADISON, Wis. — A former exotic dancer at a Wisconsin Dells strip club says the club pays its dancers essentially nothing.
Teriana Jones, who worked as a stripper at Cruisin’ Chubbys Gentleman’s Club, filed a class action lawsuit in federal court last week alleging club management required dancers to share tips to such an extent that dancers weren’t paid minimum wage or overtime. Attorney Justin Peterson, who is representing Jones, says workers were treated as independent contractors rather than employees to avoid proper compensation.
“It’s like having a waitress come to work and work for you all night at your restaurant and then telling her ‘I’m not going to pay you minimum wage, I’m not going to pay you overtime, I’m going to give you 50 percent of the tips you’ve made and that’s it,'” Peterson said.
Jones filed the lawsuit on behalf of all current dancers and dancers employed by the club in the past three years.
If the court rules in their favor the dancer could be paid double damages, meaning twice the amount they were originally owed.
Peterson told News 3 he is confident in the outcome. He said he wouldn’t have filed the case if he wasn’t’. Peterson said similair suits across the country have been successful.
Crusin’ Chubbys told News 3 they do not currently have a comment. Online court records did not list any attorneys for Cruisin’ Chubbys.
Cruisin’ Chubbys Gentleman’s Club bills itself as the largest adult entertainment center in the Midwest.
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