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Dancers Suing Golden Banana Strip Club for $2M

The dancers said the club violated state tip-sharing laws and forced them to pay fees to work

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    Dancers Suing Golden Banana Strip Club for $2M
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    TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 25: Kendra performs at the '2001 Odyssey' strip club on August 25, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Many of the 50 or so clubs operating in the Tampa area are hoping to see an increase in business as people arrive for the convention which starts the week of August 27th. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    A group of dancers who have worked at a Massachusetts strip club say in a lawsuit the club violated state tip-sharing laws and forced them to pay fees to work.

    The suit, filed this week in Salem Superior Court, is the second time that a group of dancers has gone to court against Peabody's Golden Banana club over those fees.

    The Salem News reports a filing in the case indicates the estimated value of the lawsuit at $2 million.

    The new suit — brought on behalf of three dancers — alleges that the practice of requiring "house fees," in violation of state law, continues.

    A manager for the club, Robert Depesa, says he had not been served and declined comment.

    The previous suit was settled in 2013 under undisclosed terms.

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