Detroit Goes After 2nd Strip Club for Allegedly Soliciting Prostitution

October 16, 2019, 3:24 PM

(Photo: WXYZ)

Detroit officials are suing Tycoon's Gentleman's Club, where they believe dancers go above and beyond their job descriptions and into prostitution territory, WXYZ reports.

Last month, a judge ordered Penthouse Club to shut after investigators discovered employees engaging in similar illicit practices. Whether Tycoon's can stay open is unclear. 

Dancers pose at the club this year. These employees, shown at Tycoon's Facebook page, are not accused of wrongdoing.

Tycoon's attorney David Draper told WXYZ that the club on East 8 Mile Road at Groesbeck Highway is trying to reach a settlement with the city. Otherwise, the two sides duke it out in court next month. From WXYZ:

Attorney Doug Baker with the city's law department said the facts are simple, and they involved police vice units finding women employed at Tycoon's performing sexual acts for money. Baker also said warnings by the city for months failed to get results.

“We are warning all clubs who may be engaging in this type of activity or allowing it to happen, the community and city aren’t going to tolerate this," Baker said. “Our city won’t ignore those who break the law by allowing sex for money.”

The business, owned by BT's Executive Clubs, also has a Michigan Avenue site in Dearborn.

Read more:  WXYZ

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