This might be one of the most convaluted stories I’ve read in awhile: a fourteen-year-old girl was kidnapped and forced to work in a strip club . . . which got in trouble for allowing a fourteen-year-old to go topless . . . and is now SUING said fourteen-year-old.
OK, take a moment and cushion your neck. That hurt us too.
The girl, who needless to say has not been identified, was allegedly kidnapped from San Antonio by Leslie Campbell, 48, who took her to Corpus Christi. There Campbell abused the girl sexually and forced her to work at the club.
She escaped while Campbell was in the shower, and she’s now safe and sound with her parents back in San Antonio while he’s been arrested on multiple charges, including aggravated sexual assault and aggravated kidnapping. Also arrested was the manager of Club Cheetah for allegedly employing a fourteen-year-old as a stripper and allowing her to expose her breasts.
And that’s where this story gets nuts. The club is suing the girl AND her parents. They say she “flimflammed” (yes, that’s a direct quote from their lawyer) the club when she walked in wearing stiletto heels and brandishing a fake ID (which she says Campbell provided).
“She came (into the club) with 6-inch stiletto heels and a miniskirt and looked just like a model from a Miss America’s contest,” said lawyer Alan Yaffe according to MySA News.
A fourteen-year-old who looks older? OK, we’d buy that, but aren’t club owners supposed to know what a fake ID looks like? That is, after all, their business. And to sue the kid who was kidnapped and sexually abused seems like a pretty low blow to us. Not to mention she was fourteen – she’s a minor being accused of bamboozling (excuse me, flimflamming) a bunch of adults here. Now who should be ashamed of themselves?
And it gets worse: her parents are being sued for not properly supervising their daughter. You know, while she was kidnapped and being sexually abused.
I suppose we shouldn’t expect much class out of a strip club, but can it get any trashier?
Image: Club Cheetah Myspace Page