Pennsylvania Town Pays $75K in Pole Dancing Settlement

February 3, 2009

A Pittsburgh suburb will pay $75,000 to end a federal lawsuit with a woman whom they initially barred from opening a pole dancing studio.

In October, Adams Township officials allowed Stephanie Babines to open her studio. On Friday, officials agreed to pay Babines $75,000 to cover damages and attorney’s fees and end the lawsuit she filed against them in August.

The American Civil Liberties Union filed the suit on behalf of Babines saying her rights were violated when the town refused to give her an occupancy permit for her dance studio.

Town officials had argued that “Oh my You’re GORGEOUS” was a sexually oriented business that violated zoning rules. Babines is fully clothed in her pole dancing, power lap dancing and strip tease lessons.


Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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