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Las Vegas tourist sues for refund after sex act led to ‘tragic’ arrest threat

Updated Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011 | 5:10 p.m.

A tourist says he was traumatized when Las Vegas police threatened to arrest him after he complained about an act of prostitution in his hotel room.

Hubert Blackman of New York City filed a lawsuit this month against a Las Vegas company he identified as Las Vegas Exclusive Personals. The lawsuit says the business operates on Paradise Road.

Blackman, a college student, said in an interview Thursday that he was on vacation and staying at the Stratosphere on Dec. 17 when he called Las Vegas Exclusive Personals to arrange for a stripper to come to his room and dance for him.

Blackman said the woman, who appeared to be in her mid 20s, stripped and performed a lap dance for $155 and a sex act for another $120.

He said that the next morning, he called Las Vegas Exclusive Personals to demand his money back, saying he was dissatisfied because the entertainer didn't stay for the promised one hour and left after a half hour.

Blackman said he also told the company he was incapable of making an informed agreement with the stripper because he was drunk at the time.

Dissatisfied when Las Vegas Exclusive Personals didn't arrange for a refund, Blackman said he contacted Metro Police and was told he faced arrest for such conduct and was advised to contact the Better Business Bureau.

Instead, after returning home he filed suit in federal court in New York, charging "An escort did an illegal sexual act on me during her paid service to me'' and "I almost had gotten arrested."

Blackman said he now needs medical treatment for a mental condition related to the incident.

In the suit, which he filed without an attorney, Blackman said: "I would like the court to close the business. I also would like to get my $275 payment back and a $1.8 million verdict for the tragic event that happened."

In the interview Thursday, Blackman said it was the dancer who solicited the sex act -- but he acknowledged he was aware at the time that prostitution was illegal in Las Vegas.

The number listed in Blackman's lawsuit is used by Hillsboro Enterprises, which says it's been licensed for 17 years and provides adult dancers on a subcontractor outcall basis.

Officials at Hillsboro said Thursday they were unaware of the lawsuit or of Blackman's claims, but denied the company is involved in prostitution. They said if anyone calls looking to hire a dancer and indicates they're looking for sex, they're told prostitution is illegal in Las Vegas and all of Clark County.

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  1. Took a bit to post to this one. Was on the floor laughing for a good 15 minutes! ;-)

    Mr. Blackman needs to spend more time in college and less time in Las Vegas. This has to be one of the dumbest things I have seen in years.

    He thought he was traumatized because he could be arrested, just wait until he stands up in court and all the press world wide report on this one.

  2. What a moron!

  3. wow. just wow.

  4. Apparently he doesn't quite know how it works. When the fun stuff goes south its best to keep quiet,...very quiet. Oh well, too late now,...his higher education is about to begin.


  5. This case should be immediately dismissed by the federal court. In this instance, he states that he paid $155 for the dance and $120 for the sex act; does he have receipts? Otherwise, it is Blackman's word against the dancer, which as a matter of legal recourse, unless there were witnesses present, is nullified by the two supposed future contradictory statements, one by the dancer and one by Blackman. This is called a frivolous lawsuit thus the federal judge in question should dismiss it based on a lack of merit.
    Doesn't this person know that a drunk person can't perform, or maybe he blacked out and imagined the whole situation?

  6. This person may be in violation of Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 11.

  7. Buyer's remorse gone wild!
    This kid should quit college right now. What a waste of money.

  8. No court can enforce a contract for illegal services. Perhaps the $175 is in dispute, but the $120 cannot be upheld. Further, he admits to committing a crime (albeit a rather silly "crime" since prostitution is legal just 40 miles away).

    In his admission to a crime, the police were proper to threaten him with arrest. He is not the victim of a "trick roll" in which he was robbed at gun point -- in such cases, police do take the allegation very seriously.

    So let's see how this adds up:

    $175 in dispute because the dancer stayed 30 minutes instead of 60. $87.50 judgment.

    $120 in dispute for unlawful acts. Dismissed, no jurisdiction over unlawful contract.

    $1.8M for being threatened with arrest for committing a crime. If this were possible, there'd be a lot of millionaires behind bars... Dismissed with prejudice. Judicial review of Attorney ordered for frivolous lawsuit.

  9. Please tell me this article is a joke..

  10. Yup, another winner! Prostitution should be legal but because this form of wanking is outside the law it should be kept outside the law. Stay in New York City and complain to the police there!

  11. Clearly, what we have here is a breach of an oral contract. The question, did defendant put forth sufficient time and effort to lift plaintiff's limp sagging enterprise? On the other hand, should the contract be deemed void as a result of the parties attempting to contract for an illegal act, it appears plaintiff's only remaining cause of action would be one of unjust enrichment. Should any of said unjust enrichment happen to have soiled plaintiff's garment, I would think a $12 dry cleaning bill would take care of it. I too question the choice of forum, I am thinking that the case should not be heard in Federal District Court but in "small" claims court, or as someone said, in front of Judge Judy.

  12. Yes, surely a case for Judge Judy. And quit calling me Shirley.

  13. And they say Nevada has the worst educated students... This is just too funny ....

  14. I have an idea the UFC should have prelims where we get Guys like this and put them in with a top five fighter for 5 minutes.. and let them experience real trauma

  15. He paid for an illegal sex act, then he wants to be paid almost $2 million because the police threatened to arrest him for it? I don't think so.

  16. If a woman cannot legally consent to sex if she's drunk, a man cannot legally consent to sex if he's drunk. Makes sense to me. I wish him luck.

  17. I can't think of a better way to make $1,800,275!!

  18. " Blackman said the woman, who appeared to be in her mid 20s, stripped and performed a lap dance for $155 and a sex act for another $120.

    He said that the next morning, he called Las Vegas Exclusive Personals to demand his money back, saying he was dissatisfied because the entertainer didn't stay for the promised one hour and left after a half hour."
    The pricing he paid seems quite reasonable to me,and she probably didn't stay the full hour because he was done.Thats not her fault.
    I have to believe that this is a cheesy publicity stunt for this dork to get his name in the paper and draw attention to himself.

  19. Um, yeah... this is a joke, right? The judge should toss this suit out and toss him into prison.

  20. The Sunny Funnies...

    The funniest part "In the suit, which he filed WITHOUT an attorney..."

  21. Hey, Oscar. You'd better put the lid on this and have somebody pay hush money before Obama get's wind of this. God forbid those college funds went to Vegas.

  22. Future candidate for the Darwin award on the theme: "when you go looking for trouble, you may just end up finding it"?

  23. That wasn't no "tourist". That was a higher-education research analyst.

  24. Another New York Shyster looking to make a quick buck. He probably isn't making the right bets on Wall Street. The court should thow this out quickly or for that matter, just don't let it come to court at all.

  25. What an idiot. Maybe he's hoping to tell his friends "I made $1.8M in Vegas" (the obvious funny joke here unfortunately would get my comment removed, so I'll have to skip that one) :(
    I guess he hasn't heard, "What happens in Vegas...."?
    Was this "college student" old enough to drink, or was that another Nevada law he was breaking?
    MAke him buy a plane ticket and fly out for the decision.....then award him a dollar! (and bill him for court costs)!