Hubert Blackman, a New York college student, is suing a Las Vegas escort service for poor service he received from a prostitute.
During a December vacation to Las Vegas, Blackman decided to order a stripper from Las Vegas Exclusive Personals. Blackman paid the stripper $155 for a lap dance, and another $120 to perform a sex act.
The following morning, Blackman called the escort service demanding his money back because he was unhappy with the services received. According to Blackman, the stripper only stayed for 30 minutes, rather than the agreed upon hour. He also claims to need medical attention for a condition related to the sexual encounter.
When Las Vegas Exclusive Personals refused to refund Blackman’s money, he went to the police for help despite the fact that prostitution in illegal in Las Vegas. Much to his disappointment, Las Vegas police threatened to arrest Blackman for committing an act of prostitution.
Upon returning to New York, Blackman filed a lawsuit against Las Vegas Exclusive Personals asking for his $275 back, as well as an additional $1.8 million for the “traumatic” events he endured. He claims it was the stripper who solicited the sex act, but also admits to knowing it was illegal at the time.
The escort company claims to offer only adult dancers, not prostitution.
Criminal Defense Attorney, Avery Appelman, ponders whether there was full disclosure between client and attorney in this case. “By filing this suit, Blackman is fully admitting that he broke the law,” says Appelman. “In effect, he’s completely exposing himself to prosecution. This is not a smart move.”