Strippers Allege Silver Reign Withheld Wages, Tips

Ericka Jensen

LOS ANGELES — Silver Reign and 18 other gentlemen clubs have been named in a lawsuit for allegedly withholding the wages and tips of four dancers and violating federal and state laws.

Attorney for the dancers, Patrick Manshardt filed a lawsuit last week in U.S. District Court on behalf of the women. The alleged former employees are seeking back pay and tips.

“The case was filed, but so far none of my clients have been served with any papers,” Roger Jon Diamond, lawyer for the defendants, told XBIZ.

Diamond claimed that there is a number of flaws in the lawsuit – including an error that names one of the women as an employee of a club she never danced at. And according to Diamond, none of the clubs have any affiliation with one another and therefore should not have been named together in the case.

Diamond said that he believed the plaintiff’s attorney Patrick Manshardt had alerted the media to the story in attempt to recruit more dancers claiming the same allegation which he said was an “unethical practice.”

Repeated calls made by XBIZ to the plaintiff’s attorney Patrick Manshardt went unanswered.