Nursing Home Sued After Hiring Male Strippers For Residents
A picture's worth a thousand words (or a thousand singles??)
Relatives of 86-year-old Bernice Youngblood have filed a lawsuit against East Neck Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, the nursing home where she's a patient and resident, after the facility hired male strippers to put on a show for residents.
Bernice is pictured above putting dollars into the stripper's underwear and clearly hating it.
The suit states:
“Plaintiff Bernice Youngblood was placed in apprehension of imminent, offensive, physical harm, as she was confused and bewildered as to why a muscular, almost nude man, was approaching her and placing his body and limbs, over [her]."
According to CBS New York:
Youngblood was subjected to an unwanted performance by a male stripper and “photographed by nursing home staff as a muscular, almost nude male dancer gyrated in front of her,” according to the lawsuit.
“He had a fistful of dollars in his hand and she was putting a dollar in his pants at his demand; he’s leaning over her, he’s not just standing there, he’s intimidating her,” attorney John Ray told 1010 WINS. “This might be great for 32-year-old single girls, but this is an 86-year-old traditional, African-American woman who doesn’t want white men sticking their private parts in her face.”
Youngblood and other patients do not have “the physical or mental capacity to consent to such vile acts or to defend themselves against such vile acts,” according to the lawsuit.
The lawsuit claims Youngblood suffered extreme emotional distress, mental anguish, humiliation, shame, a diminished sense of self-worth and loss of dignity.