WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., July 11 (UPI) -- A Florida strip club is trying to convince a court to stop a competitor from featuring "Octomom" Nadya Suleman as a dancer.
Gary Odle, the owner of T's Lounge in West Palm Beach, said he is suing to stop Suleman from making her Florida stripping debut at The Playhouse South in Hollywood after breaking off her exclusive contract with T's, WPTV, West Palm Beach, reported Wednesday.
Suleman's manager said she decided to go to the other club instead of T's because of comments made by a bartender at Odle's club calling the mother of octuplets and six previous children a "little crazy."
However, Odle said Suleman signed a contract agreeing to give 35 days notice of a cancellation and she instead canceled 34 days prior to her scheduled start at the club. He said the contract stipulated Suleman could not dance at any club within 50 miles of T's 90 days before or after her appearance at his club.
Suleman's manager said the contract with T's is invalid because she never received a deposit from the club, but Odle said he has the club's "charge card on file."
Odle said he wants the court to either stop Suleman's scheduled performance Friday or have his club compensated for losses from her cancellation.
"It means so much to be the first one to get her nationwide," Odle said. "With this sort of thing, you have to be the first one out of the box."
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