Man Says Nursing Home Hired Strippers for his 85-Year-Old Mother

A man who discovered a photograph of his 85-year-old mother stuffing bills in the waistband of a young male stripper is now suing the nursing home, claiming his mother was defiled during the dance.

Franklin Youngblood discovered the picture while visiting his mother, Bernice, at a nursing center in Long Island. When he confronted a nurse about the image, the nurse apparently tried to snatch it out of his hands.

A nurse later told another of the victim's sons that the strip show was an "entertainment event" for the patients and was done in "good faith," according to the suit.

"Hiring male stippers to perform for the defendant's nursing-home patients was a serial occurrence," the suit claims.

"Bernice Youngblood has lived 85 years as a traditional Baptist, hard-working, lady . . . And now she has been defiled," [attorney John Ray] said.

The family is now suing the East Neck Nursing Center, accusing the employees of hiring the strippers for "the perverse pleasure and enjoyment of the Defendant's staff."

A lawyer for the nursing home told NBC that residents of the home had initially requested the strippers, prompting a 16-member activities committee to approve the expenditure.