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Strip Club Patron Says Dancer Kicked Her

NORFOLK, Va. (CNS) - A Portsmouth woman claims in court that a strip club failed to adequately protect patrons sitting near the stage, and as a result, she was kicked in the head by one of the club's dancers.

In a complaint filed the Portsmouth City Circuit Court, Carey Monroe says she visited the Headlights Gentleman's Club in the city on Oct. 4, 2014, and was seated directly next to the stage.

Shortly afterwards, the defendant dancer, who is identified as Jane Doe in the complaint, but is believed to go by the stage name "Envy," began to perform.

At the time, Monroe says, the operators of the club "should have known that the patrons, including the plaintiff, were seated too close to the stage and were in danger of being injured by the dancers in the performance of their routines."

"In spite of this knowledge, you did negligently and carelessly failed to fail to take the necessary precautions to connect the defective condition and/or to prevent ... injury to the plaintiff," the complaint says.

Monroe says during Envy's performance, the dancer thrust out one of her legs, kicking her in the head with the heal of her shoe.

Monroe claims that since the incident, she's become "sick, sore, lame and disabled," and can no longer attend "to her lawful affairs."

She is seeking $100,000 in damages.

Monroe's attorney William Perkins' declined to comment.

Mary Morgan, attorney for Headlight's and Envy, could not immediately be reached in time for comment.

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