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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.”

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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.

While we're not saying it's the best idea for a nursing home to hire strippers, we will say: let Bernice live!!

Bernice's attorney John Ray says, “Bernice Youngblood has lived 85 years as a traditional Baptist, hard-working, lady . . . And now she has been defiled."

From the looks of that photo, she seems alright. 

 

Comments

They took a vote of the the female residents and the strippers won. Elderly people may be old, but they still like to be stimulated. It was their choice and they have every right to have strippers. When we get old, do we want to still have a little fun or just sit there all day?

So they can't take care of their elderly family members but they want to sue the place that is taking care of the family members for them. Goes to show how screwed this society is. 

God lord has anyone thought to ask the residents what they're opinion was.

okay I just wanted to ask..... Did the nursing home actually admit to hiring the the strippers for the guests or could it have been  for one of the staff . Having dealt with a few nursing homes when my mother was staying with them ( sadly she is no longer with us) this does not sound to me like something the administration of the nursing home would approve of for its guests. So for me anyway the whole story is not being shared here, some important information is still missing about this whole story.

Sadly the family has no issue with the stripper or anything else.  Its a shot to make a small fortune off a struggling nursing home. If the US would eliminate financial gain for civil lawsuits, the number of cases would drop radically. 

Not only was she putting money in his underwear, but I bet she copped a good feel afterwards! You go grandma!!!

Not only was she putting money in his underwear, but I bet she copped a good feel afterwards! You go grandma!!!

If she obviously hates it, then why is she putting money in his underwear? You only give money if you enjoy something.

"emotional distress, mental anguish, humiliation, shame, a diminished sense of self-worth and loss of dignity...
...this is an 86-year-old traditional, African-American woman who doesn’t want white men sticking their private parts in her face."

This is a ridiculous combination of BS hyperbole and good ol' fashioned black racism. Would her dignity have been less diminished, and would she have put twice the amount in the guys underwear if he were black? I don't care about her age, she's a stupid bitch. As soon as she's dead, it'll be one less bigot on long island. 

She is not suing you moron, its the family who wants money.  She loved it.Why would you call her a stupid bitch.  Read the story.  You are the bitch.

Oh please. Here's what it says, Mensa...

"“...this is an 86-year-old traditional, African-American woman who doesn’t want white men sticking their private parts in her face.”"

So if it wasn't "her" then the lawyer was lying. The old bitch, the old bitch's lawyer and her bitch family are all a bunch of long island losers who are playing the legal lottery and wasting taxpayer money, just like losers do. I hope they're counter sued by the stripper for defamation. 

If Miss Youngblood was SO offended, why didn't she simply wheel her azz back to her room?

If we want to take this over protetect actitud with our parents why we even have them living in a nursing home...take her home and baby seat your mom ... Chill out and let the lady have some fun! 

gramma looks pretty happy filling his underwear.

"this is an 86-year-old traditional, African-American woman who doesn’t want white men sticking their private parts in her face.”- So would it have been ok if it was an African American who stuck his privates in her face? Seems like they just want to make some money off their own relatives.

"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."-Since they do not have the mental capacity and are not able to make decisions by themselves how do they know that this elderly woman even has suffered extreme emotional distress, mental anguish, humiliation, shame, a diminished sense of self-worth and loss of dignity?

Since the relatives are suing and she has no legal consent for anything, does the court understand that the money will not be awarded to the elderly woman, it will be awarded to the family?

I'd love it! BUT that said, are the dancers really there for the patients, or for the staff? I have a feeling most women that age would probably rather have a good stiff drink than a good stiff cock.

Come ON! Let the patients have a good time! I don't see the guy forcing her to put money in his underwear:)

Let them have their fun !!!!!!

That is their home they can do what ever they want... Family members are just trying to get an early payday

you know the patients  enjoyed it!!! Their relatives need to CHILL!!!

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