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Striptease instructors sue for videotaping

May 19, 2012 at 2:07 PM   |   Comments

LAS VEGAS, May 19 (UPI) -- Five instructors of a Las Vegas "Stripper 101" class are suing the class producer for allegedly videotaping their pole dancing and striptease exercises.

The instructors, in their suit, allege they were told there was no separate changing room, and that the classroom, part of the V Theater in the Miracle Mile Shops, was a private space, citing signs that prohibited cameras.

The suit says instructors discovered two hidden cameras in the room on Jan. 14. After complaining to the management, instructor Rachel Carter learned the cameras fed video into an office computer, which was monitored by managers.

The Las Vegas Sun reported the instructors are suing for more than $50,000 in punitive damages for invasion of privacy and the "severe emotional distress" they suffered upon the discovery.

Jennifer Arledge, attorney for class producer David Saxe, filed a motion Friday for the suit to be dismissed.

"The allegations that the video cameras were installed in the 'Stripper 101' classroom surreptitiously and to conduct 'covert video surveillance' of the plaintiffs is false," the dismissal motion says. "They are security cameras installed and used for that purpose."

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