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Robbed by a fellow stripper
On March 19, the victim, an exotic dancer at Deja Vu on First Avenue, walked into the East Precinct to report an assault.
The victim told officers she was at the strip club around 1:30 a.m. the day before when a fellow dancer she knows only by her stage name invited her to hang out at the hotel where she is living.
The other dancer’s boyfriend picked the women up and took them to a hotel near Ninth Avenue and Stewart Street. The victim told officers she had been drinking and didn’t remember the name of the hotel or exactly where it was located.
After some more drinking, the victim decided to go home. But as she was leaving, her fellow dancer attacked her from behind, knocking her over and punching and kneeing her, according to the police report for the incident.
According to the report, the other dancer stole the victim’s earnings from that night and some of her clothing.
The victim ran out of the hotel and flagged down a passing motorist, who gave her a ride home, where she reported the attack and robbery to her mother.
Officers went to Deja Vu to investigate, but the dancer wasn’t there. According to the report, the club’s DJ told officers the dancer admitted to beating up the victim “like strippers do.”
Officers were unable to get any information on the dancer because dancers work as independent contractors, and Deja Vu cannot give out their information without a warrant, according to the report.
Not to be confused with Diamonds of ATL, the hetero gentleman’s club where rappers have been known to make it rain, Black Diamond Atlanta is the name of a new weekly showcase due to feature transgender strippers at XS Ultra Lounge in Midtown.
It’s being billed as the first transgender strip club experience in Atlanta, with a “sneak peek” preview party set for April 24. “There’s never been anything like this in Atlanta before,” lead dancer and spokesperson for the weekly event, Chanel Monroe, told the Georgia Voice. Judging by the flier and Facebook page, Black Diamond Atlanta’s entertainers will be performing gender roles similar to their all-female counterparts.
According to Monroe, they expect the clientele will consist mostly of heterosexual males, although doors will be open to all sexual orientations and identities. Besides a rotating cast of 10 dancers each week, the wait staff will also be transgendered.
The venue, located at 708 Spring Street, has some history as a gay night spot in Atlanta.
Black Diamonds Atlanta Facebook link —>