January 29, 2020

A teenage girl filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Scores accusing the nationwide strip club chain of sexual abuse and human trafficking.

"Jane Doe," a self-described developmentally disabled and emotionally disturbed teen, said in 2017 a male acquaintance brought her to a Scores in Tampa, Florida, where she said she was put on stage within 30 minutes and sent down a path of abuse, exploitation and prostitution.

The lawsuit targeted Scores Tampa but the plaintiff's attorneys said the allegedly reckless and illegal practices were consistent with the chain's business model.

"Enabling and profiting from the sexual abuse of a developmentally disabled teenage girl is deplorable even by the standards of the adult entertainment industry," said Michael Dolce at Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll.

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