Cheetah, one of Atlanta's most famous strip clubs, is facing serious allegations after a former employee of the venue reported a long history of illegal activity perpetrated by the gentlemen's lounge. The most disconcerting detail revealed in the story is that they allegedly offered a "Bill Cosby Special" so that clients could drug and rape unwilling women.
According to TMZ: Alison Valente, a former dancer at Cheetah, has come forward with the startling accusations. She's saying that "non-stop illegal activity" went on in the club, including the sexual assault of at least seven women. She's also alleging that she was a victim of being drugged and forced into compromising sexual situations at least twice and that her boss later insisted she had been a willing participant.
Courthouse News Service reports that legal documents allege Valente was "the direct target of a crime syndicate operated by defendants that had the purpose of offering a menu of illegal goods and services to its high-end clientele.” This "menu" included a special deal named after one of America's most famous alleged rapists — in which unwilling female employees would be given date rape drugs and then sexually assaulted.
Valente is saying she was fired in 2015 after attempting to call out the club for their unlawful practices. She's not looking for money; she just wants the place shut down.
Cheetah has responded by accusing Valente of demanding money in private. “Valente’s … claims are spurious, untrue and malicious," said Steve Sadow, the lead attorney for The Cheetah, who described Valente as a “disgruntled, fired ex-stripper."
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