The Manhattan Supreme Court will hear the case of a strip club that claims a cardiologist owes $135,000 in bills for four very expensive visits. The doctor says he was drugged by club employees and never authorized the charges.
The West Side location of Scores charges that Zyad Kivaris Younan, a doctor at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, "voluntarily came to plaintiff's place of business and requested that plaintiff provide him with food, beverages and services."
He compensated them for those services with his American Express card, which the club accepts as payment for its $250 meals, $1,000 bottles of champagne, and tips for dancers. The club's manager says huge tabs aren't unusual.
What is unusual is that Younan contested the charges, claiming that on each of the four nights in question, he had either been drugged by the Scores staff or hadn't been at the club at all.
The club counters that it has video of Younan on all four occasions, and that he was never drugged.
"He was coherent until he saw the bill — or his wife saw the bill," manager Stephen Hyman told the New York Daily News.