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Playboy Mansion Partygoer Says It's Not Fair Ladies Don't Have to Pay To Attend 'Leather Meets Lace' Event
A California man is shocked, absolutely SHOCKED that the Playboy Mansion charged him $1,000 to attend a "Leather Meets Lace" party, while letting the ladies in for a free (or reduced) rate, according to Law360.
He's filed a class action in court, claiming that Playboy Enterprises Inc. is engaging in illegal gender-based pricing. He claims the difference in prices amounted to a violation of California's Gender Tax Repeal Act of 1995. (It's not clear if making some women — we're guessing less-desirable females — pay would also count as a kind of gender discrimination).
This isn't the first time that Playboy Enterprises is being sued for discrimination. It seems to go with the territory — and it cuts both directions. Female employees have sued Playboy for age discrimination in the past. And just this year, another man filed a discrimination suit against Playboy for charging men extra to attend its "White Party at the Playboy Mansion."
This suit is not unlike the recent spate of lawsuits against ladies nights. This year the National Coalition For Men won its lawsuit against Ladies Night at the Century Supper Club in Los Angeles. Men were charged up to $20 for entry while women were allowed in for free.
Ladies and gents alike, you don't have to pay a dime to check out what the "Leather Meets Lace" party was like in this YouTube video of the annual event:
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.