Son Sues Over Stripper For Seniors At Nursing Home
(New York, NY) Someone apparently got a little too creative with the scheduled activities at a New York nursing home when they hired a male stripper.
WCBS-TV reported that the East Neck Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in West Babylon said all 16 people on a panel of residents approved the show.
One person who did not approve was the son of an 86-year-old patient who is now suing the nursing home.
Franklin Youngblood found a picture of a buff guy in just his “tighty whiteys” hovering very much in his mom’s personal space…
Bernice Youngblood, told WCBS, “I felt terrible. I was shaken and going on.”
“There is nothing inappropriate about it,” the facility’s attorney, Howard Fensterman, told reporters on Tuesday.
Fensterman, according to the WCBS report, said that Bernice Youngblood enjoyed the event and was chaperoned by her son’s live-in girlfriend, who the nursing home said appears in the photo.
The family said the woman in the photo is a nursing-home staff member.
According to a lawsuit filed last month, Bernice Youngblood, who the suit says has partial dementia, was “confused and bewildered” when the stripper approached her and directed her to “place her hands about and upon his body, including his genital area.”
The suit contends the home has hired male strippers on other occasions for the “perverse pleasure of the defendant’s staff.”
Franklin Youngblood said his mother was forced to tip the stripper with her own money, which is supposed to be locked away at the nurses’ station.
“There’s too much sex and craziness that’s going on. Now they’re bringing it to the nursing home, and it don’t belong here,” he told WCBS.
The suit is asking for a financial judgment of unspecified amounts from a jury at trial.
It is unclear from the legal documents when the stripping incident occurred.