Hustlers

A federal court in New York dismissed a defamation suit brought by a woman who inspired Jennifer Lopez’ character in the movie Hustlers, which is about a group of strippers who drugged their customers and stole large amounts of money from them. The woman only alleges the movie used her likeness — not her name, picture or voice — without her consent and she did not establish actual malice.

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Pole Tax

The Texas comptroller’s “pole tax” rule for businesses that offer “live nude entertainment” and allow the consumption of alcohol on their premises is valid under the Administrative Procedures Act, a Texas appeals court ruled. An association of “bikini/latex clubs” challenged the rule, arguing the opaque latex the entertainers use does not reveal “any statutorily specified body part.”

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Judge Clears Paycheck-Protection Loans for Wisconsin Strip Clubs

A federal judge on Friday blocked the U.S. Small Business Administration from denying federal coronavirus relief loans to multiple Wisconsin strip clubs based on their businesses’ sexual nature, ordering the government agency to start facilitating the emergency loans by Monday.

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