A Manhattan strip club is suing a heart surgeon it claims is attempting to skip out on $135,000 in credit card charges.
According to the civil lawsuit filed by Scores NY on Tuesday, Dr. Zyad Kivarkis Younan willingly visited the establishment four times in November 2013, reports the New York Post. The 41-year-old doctor, who specializes in clinical cardiac electrophysiology at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Jersey, initially signed his American Express bills. But the suit claims that he later said he was drugged by the Scores staff and refused to authorize the charges from the strip club.
The documents detail that Younan even said he wasn’t at the club on the four days in November. But Scores representative Steven Sabbeth says the club has the doctor on tape during his visits. And when it comes to drugging, Sabbeth told the Post those allegations in no way make sense.
“Within two weeks, he was here four times, so if he was drugged the first time, I guess he liked it,” Sabbath joked. He added that Scores is “very law-abiding” and careful.
“This happens every once in a while, people get out of control with their credit cards, and then they wake up the next morning and realize what they’ve done,” Sabbeth said.
“They knew it the night before, but I guess it didn’t bother them because they were enjoying themselves.”
Younan did not immediately return a call requesting a comment, reports the Post.