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Tourist Sues Hooker for Leaving ½ Hour Early

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By Jason Beahm on January 24, 2011 11:14 AM

Tourist Hubert Blackman hired a prostitute in Las Vegas but was dissatisfied with the overall performance. So what to do? Go gamble for a while and forget it? Drown your sorrows at the bar? How about suing the agency that sent her for $1.8 million in federal court?

"I also would like to get my $275 payment back and a $1.8 million verdict for the tragic event that happened," said Blackman's civil suit, filed pro se in Manhattan Federal Court.

That's right, Blackman, a college student from New York, filed a lawsuit against Las Vegas Exclusive Personals. He is suing for his $275 back, plus another $1.8 million. He says he was distressed by the "tragic event." So what was so tragic that prompted Blackman to sue?

Hubert Blackman ordered a "stripper" to come to his hotel room from Las Vegas Exclusive Personals. The stripper performed a lap dance and a sex act. Then she left, which upset Blackman because he believed he had paid for another half hour of her time. He called Las Vegas Exclusive Personals the next morning to demand his money back. He also had a second argument up his sleeve: he was too drunk to make an informed decision to hire the stripper.

Not surprisingly, they found neither argument convincing and denied his refund. Then, Blackman called the police, who instead of helping him get his money back, threatened to arrest him for prostitution. Ooops.

He said that he didn't know that prostitution was illegal in Vegas, the Las Vegas Sun reports. Actually the misunderstanding does make sense, as it often seems like prostitution is legal in Las Vegas. In fact, 12 Nevada counties permit licensed brothels, but Las Vegas is not one of those counties.

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