Jury rules for Red Garter exotic dancer, awards her nothing

An Indianapolis jury ruled in favor of an exotic dancer who claimed she had been secretly recorded in her dressing room at the Red Garter strip club, but the jury awarded the dancer no damages.

The jury ruled Thursday after a trial before Marion Superior Civil Division 10 Judge David Dreyer.

Dancer Michelle Adamou sued Red Garter and its affiliated entity GPK Downtown in June 2018, claiming her employer video recorded her while she was “in a state of undress in the dressing room” of the Red Garter, after which she claimed the video was posted online.

Adamou’s complaint pressed for damages on claims of negligence, negligent infliction of emotional distress and invasion of privacy.

GPK and Red Garter denied Adamou’s allegations in their response. GPK countered that Adamou “was permitting GPK Downtown’s customers to misconduct themselves to the extent their conduct related to the services Adamou was providing,” and that when told to cease, she “became enraged and ran to the dressing room where she began destroying GPK Downtown’s property.”

GPK likewise was rebuffed by the jury in its counterclaim to collect damages on the property it alleged Adamou destroyed.

The case is Michelle Adamou v. GPK Downtown, Inc. d/b/a Red Garter & Red Garter Gentlemen’s Club, 49D10-1806-CT-025312.

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