Former dancer sues Myrtle Beach area strip club over wages

 A former dancer for Thee New Dollhouse strip club here has filed a class-action lawsuit against the business, alleging the club’s owner violates state and federal laws by failing to pay minimum wage and overtime and by forcing dancers to share tips they earn for lap dances and other entertainment services.

Alexis DeGidio filed the lawsuit in federal court on behalf of dancers facing similar circumstances nationwide. DeGidio performed at the club, formerly known as the Crazy Horse Saloon and Restaurant, between 2004 and 2011 and now is a member of the club’s wait staff, according to the lawsuit.

Michael J. Peter and Associates, the Florida-based operator of Thee New Dollhouse, has not filed a response to the lawsuit and Peter could not be reached for comment Tuesday.


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