A son is suing the nursing home where his 85-year-old mother lives, contending that the New York facility hired a male stripper to perform for residents.
Franklin Youngblood said he found this picture of the stripper dancing on top of his mom, Bernice Youngblood, as the 85-year-old put a bill into his briefs. Other photos showed nursing-home residents cheering, the New York Post reported. The son is suing the East Neck Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in West Babylon, N.Y., calling the alleged incident “vile.”
The man said he found the picture among his mother’s belonging in January, according to WPIX. He claimed his mother doesn’t have the ability to make decisions, like hiring strippers, for herself. When he confronted a nurse at the facility, she said the strippers were hired as part of an “entertainment event” that was “all done in good faith.”
“Plaintiff Bernice Youngblood was placed in apprehension of imminent, offensive, physical harm, as she was confused and bewildered as to why a muscular, almost nude man, was approaching her and placing his body and limbs, over [her],” the lawsuit stated, according to the Post. The suit goes on to say that having strippers at the nursing home was a regular occurrence.
“Bernice Youngblood has lived 85 years as a traditional Baptist, hard-working, lady . . . And now she has been defiled,” one of the family's attorneys, John Ray, told the Post.
The suit called the stripper incident “a vile event all for the perverse pleasure and entertainment of the staff.” The nursing home did not respond to a requests for comment from WPIX or the Post.