A Brooklyn dominatrix is being forced out of her dungeon where she runs a domination school since her neighbors have issues with her school.

Charlotte Taillor says she feels handcuffed as her neighbors are trying to push her out of the community. They even allegedly intimidated her students and drove instructors from her business located on Quincy Street in Brooklyn, New York. She runs her domination school from her house in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Taillor earlier had her school set up in another area where she faced no issues with the neighbors but had to move since she needed a larger space. She moved to her current residence in December and within a month of her moving, one of her neighbors, who is very religious and also the block leader, started to complain about the school. The woman, Lauri Miller, called it a “gentlemen’s sex club” despite Taillor reportedly informing her that no sex takes place in her dungeon.

Saying that it was going to be a great kink community, Taillor said that she and her associates have always had good relationships with their neighbors. She also said that they were open and proud about who they are and had kept the neighbors in the know. 

Miller allegedly stands outside Taillor’s house almost every other day, calling Taillor and her associates “filthy” and “weirdos” while also screaming hate speeches at them. This has instilled fear into the students, teachers and instructors even though Taillor offers self-defense classes.

Taillor says she was forced to cancel several of her classes due to Miller’s hate speeches. Taillor said, "And this is people’s livelihood and they are leaving because they don’t want cops outside or this lady screaming and I understand them." Calling herself a law-abiding citizen, she said she provides a safe space for people who need it.

An immigrant from Brazil, Taillor is unable to pay rent for her house that she transformed into a school of domination and kink, spending as much as $14,000 on it. 

Miller even left a note on Taillor’s front door last month that said, “Your business and the characters that come to be serviced at your S&M Kinky Fetish business do create problems for me. You bring transient nefarious characters to a community of families. Let me assure you, I want nor desire to have any physical contact with you, your clients and especially your refuse. Going through your garbage is not on my agenda.”

In a meeting held Wednesday, Miller claimed she didn’t feel safe when Taillor’s associates were around. She said, “It may be a prejudice of mine, but once the activity they have don’t get them off no more, what are they going to do, snatch a kid or a woman off the street? I mean some of these guys are really creepy looking and that’s what really bothers me. Some of them are clean but others are creepy and it sends your spidey senses tingling.”

People in the community were worried about the “strange noises” they heard from Taillor’s school including groans and whips. These noises concerned people who have children and they said Taillor had to go since they were a community and “this is not what we need.”

In the meeting, Taillor said she didn’t wish to disrupt the neighborhood and that she had no intention of messing anything up in the community. She said she would leave the community but "but it’s not a food truck that you can just get up and move.”

Several complaints were made to the Department of Buildings and later forwarded to the NYPD. The police did not pursue the charges after they found out about the dungeon. Taillor’s attorney Cary London said that the dungeon does not break any New York City law since the dominatrices do not engage in any sexual acts and neither do they have a store front nor do they affect the traffic on the block. 

Taillor had to launch a FundRazr to raise the money she would require to move her equipment to a new location.