August 7th, 2008 5:33 pm | by JAMES PITKIN News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, Cops and Courts

JUICY SUITS: Of Booze and Underage Strippers

Tags: strippers

It's one thing for a stripper to make out with her manager. But if the manager forces his bar staff to serve the stripper a drink, and she's underage? That's a skeaze too far, a new lawsuit says.

In a lawsuit filed July 24 in Multnomah County Circuit Court, bartender Nicole Ross claims a manager at Dream On Saloon at 15920 SE Stark St. subjected her to hostile treatment.

The lawsuit says Ross was hired in February 2007. She was working the bar one night in July 2007 when a manager, Ikes Polizos, bought several drinks for a stripper named Amber who he was making out with, the lawsuit says.

According to the lawsuit, Ross later discovered Amber was under 21. She reported the incident to Olimpia Polizos, the club's general manager and Ikes Polizos' mother. But instead of stopping the behavior, the lawsuit says Olimpia Polizos became hostile toward Ross. From then on, the lawsuit says, both she and her son "insulted her and unfairly criticized her work."

The lawsuit says Ikes Polizos suggested Ross serve stiffer drinks and ordered her to stop removing underage dancers from the bar area, which she feared would endanger her OLCC server's license. After further run-ins, Ross quit on Jan. 3, 2008, the lawsuit says.

The suit, filed by lawyers Christopher Lundberg and Matthew Malmsheimer, seeks $17,500 for Ross' lost pay plus $15,000 for anxiety. Ikes and Olimpia Polizos did not return a phone call seeking comment.
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