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Lawsuit Says Job Duty Caused Woman to Have Wreck

An update from the News of the Weird.  A woman contends that her job as a stripper caused her to have a one-car wreck on her way home from work last year, according to a lawsuit filed in Jefferson County Circuit Court in Birmingham, Alabama.

Patsy Hamaker’s suit says part of her job as a dancer at The Furnace club in Birmingham involved encouraging customers to buy her alcoholic drinks.

The suit alleges that managers at the strip club allowed her to leave work drunk one night last fall. She wrecked her car, resulting in serious injury, according to the suit.

Dancers receive a percentage of drink sales and make pretty good money doing so, according to the suit. On Oct. 17, Hamaker’s sales were successful enough that she left work “in a highly intoxicated state,” according to her suit.

“Defendants … allowed a dangerous condition to exist by allowing said plaintiff to leave its establishment in such an intoxicated state while under said defendants’ supervision and control,” the suit says.

Management’s negligence by allowing her to drive home drunk “was a proximate cause” of Hamaker’s injuries, the suit says.

Hamaker seeks compensation for her injuries and additional money to punish the club. The case has been assigned to Judge Caryl Privett.

Hamaker’s lawyer, Alan Smith, declined comment on where his client lives or whether she still works for the club.

“We won’t talk about our client,” Smith said. “We’re not willing to talk about the case at this point.”

As they say on one of my favorite Saturday Night Live Weekend Update segments…REALLY?!!!



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