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Former Employees Of WeHo Gay Bar File 'Hostile Workplace' Lawsuit Full Of Sexually Graphic Details

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Nine former employees of Micky's have filed a lawsuit full of some pretty sexually graphic details against the West Hollywood gay club known for its strippers and go-go dancers.

The case was filed in July 2011, and it is scheduled to head to trial in October. The complaint is full of allegations that are detailed by the site WEHOville, which spoke with the attorney for the employees. The complaint says that the owners of Micky's discriminated against straight employees, black employees and created a generally hostile and oversexed environment. The lawsuit also says employees' time cards were fudged, and they weren't given the breaks and meals required by law.

But you want to know about the graphic details, right? Without further adieu here's the description by WEHOville:

Matthew Krupnick, the lawyer who filed the lawsuit against West Hollywood Boys Town, Inc. (WHBT), owner of Micky’s, provided WEHOville photographic evidence of strippers performing in the nude, strippers openly displaying their penises and masturbating in front of patrons, a stripper walking around with semen on his face and chest, a patron using his finger to penetrate a stripper’s butt, a ring toss game involving a man’s penis and employees pouring shots of liquor down a stripper’s back while a patron licked it from the stripper’s butt.
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The state happens to be investigating the bar for 14 counts of lewd conduct, WEHOville reported.Krupnick told WEHOville, "No one should be required to work in an environment with this going on all around them. As a gay man who fights for the rights of LGBT people, to see gays in a position of such authority and ability abusing that authority and ability in the way the club is doing is offensive to me. I'm motivated to ensure this never happens again in our town."

There are four straight employees in the lawsuit who complained that they were forced out of their jobs because management didn't want to have heterosexual employees. They were told to keep their heterosexuality a secret when they started, their attorney says. One black employee and a biracial employee claim they were fired because the owner also didn't want African-Americans on staff.

The owners of Micky's did not respond to WEHOville's request for a comment. Krupnick said they did offer the former employees a settlement of less than $100,000 through private mediation, but Krupnick says they're hoping for a $15 million verdict.

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