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Male exotic dancer files suit for injuries allegedly caused when patron ripped out genital piercing on stage

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By Carrie Bradon | Mar 29, 2019


CHICAGO — A male exotic dancer is suing another man, claiming he was injured while performing in a show when someone yanked a piercing out of his penis.

Robert P. Spear II filed a complaint on March 21 in Cook County Circuit Court against another man, identified in the complaint as Alexander N. McCort, as well as Reggie's Bar & Grill, Viva La Pole Show and unknown others, over his alleged injuries.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff was performing on stage in March 2017 at Reggie's as part of a stage show produced by Viva La Pole. The complaint said the plaintiff took the stage wearing a costume which consisted of a mask, hat, shirt, jacket, pants, shoes and thong underwear. The plaintiff stripped his clothing down to only boots, kneepads, thong and hat as part of the performance. The plaintiff had a small wooden ball affixed to a piercing in his penis, which he would spin as part of the performance. The complaint alleges Alexander attempted to gain his attention, and then allegedly reached out and grabbed the ball, pulling out the piercing. The complaint alleges the injury bled, and the dancer collapsed backstage, requiring emergency medical attention.

The defendants are accused of negligence, premises liability and civil battery.

The plaintiff is seeking more than $50,000, plus attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by Gregory W. La Cost of Rizzo & Diersen SC in Kenosha, Wis.

Circuit Court of Cook County Case No. 2019-L-003042

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