Sex Industry Mogul Sues Curator Over Appraisal

November 7, 2011

Sex industry mogul Harry Mohney has sued an art curator, claiming her faulty appraisal of items he donated to the Erotic Heritage Museum in Las Vegas caused him problems with the IRS.

The Las Vegas Sun reports the founder of Déjà Vu and Little Darlings strip clubs and adult bookstores accuses Laura Henkel of malpractice, breach of contract, fraud and misrepresentation, and seeks unspecified damages.

The complaint, filed in Clark County District Court this week, claims Henkel grossly overvalued some of the items he donated to the Exodus Trust, which opened the Erotic Heritage Museum in 2008.

The suit says after Mohney claimed charitable deductions on his income tax forms based on the appraisals, the IRA disallowed most of the deductions.

Henkel says the allegations are “totally false.”

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