Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Danny's Stripped

A jury awarded $3.3 million to six black strippers yesterday after it determined Danny's Cabaret/Restaurant/Of Jackson discriminated against them because of their race.  A docket entry in the federal court file states:
 



Minute Entry for proceedings held before District Judge Henry T. Wingate: Jury Trial held on 5/14/2019. Attorneys for Plaintiff EEOC: Alysia Franklin; Christopher Wooley; and Gerald Miller. Attorney for Defendant: William Walter. Closing arguments resumed, with Defendant's closing argument and Plaintiff's rebuttal. Jury retired for deliberation. Jury verdict rendered for Plaintiff EEOC, as to all complainants, for compensatory damages, back pay and punitive damages as to each of the five complainants. Plaintiff to submit any motion and briefs for injunctive relief by June 4th, with response due from defendant by June 11th and reply, if any, due by June 15th. Court Reporter/Transcriber Candice Crane, Telephone Number : 601-608-4187. (CGC) (Entered: 05/14/2019)

The dancers filed a complaint with the EEOC.  The agency investigated and sued the Owens' consortium in 2016.  The trial lasted for six days.  The case was assigned to Judge Wingate.

Kingfish note: They got their verdict, good luck collecting the dough.  





33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is the guy that owned those strip joints in jail? If there is any money, they will have a hard time finding it.

Anonymous said...

Who is the Owens' consortium?

Anonymous said...

What!! Discrimination of Strippers only in Mississippi.

Anonymous said...

Did they have stretch marks???

Anonymous said...

Damn, $250.000 each. Them hos ain’t going to have t take their clothes off no more. Oh wait! I forgot to deduct the lawyer’s fees. That would be 50%, right? So it would only be $125,000. Maybe they better stay working.

Anonymous said...

The EEOC is equivalent to a case of the clap, except you can get rid of the clap.

Anonymous said...

I hope they never see a dime.

Anonymous said...

There's a restaurant?

Anonymous said...

@5:13, It appears you accidentally linked some family photos to your post. You may want to remove for personal reasons.

Asking for a Friend said...

So, will Danny's be forced to close? How will they get this paid off? I wonder if they will raise the cover charge, get rid of free beer night and limit their song selection? My desert island song is Back in Black, the licensing fees aren't really that cheap though.

Answering for a Friend said...

Danny Owens Sr. is in jail. Danny Owens Jr. is not. He runs the place. It is by far the finest strip club in Mississippi. One of the top 100 finest strip clubs in the South. Maybe this will cause more dancers from Black Diamonds to come over to Danny's???? I hope so!

Blessed be Babe's said...

Babe's Cabaret has been ahead of the game since Day 1. They don't discriminate. They are an equal opportunity employer. Got no teeth? No problem! Did the combine scar up your entire left side? No problem! You can still dance for the enjoyment and pleasure of tens of honorable and respectable gentlemen!

Anonymous said...

@6:31

You sure seem to know a lot about Danny's operations! Does your wife know where you hang out?

Anonymous said...

Ahem, African American ...tuck in your white sheet KF...geez

Anonymous said...

@7:16 PM - she works there. Bwa, ha, ha.

Anonymous said...

KF, you sure have some well-rounded, knowledgeable readers about strip clubs posting comments. Must have a weekly men's group meeting their.

Anonymous said...

Danny Owens also has Danny's Cabaret in Memphis and the new King of Diamonds (K.O.D.) club but like its Jackson sister club, K.O.D. has experienced its share of setbacks and legal difficulties. K.O.D. is the new manifestation of its older club, Black Diamonds which was located on the far west side of Jackson. A patron unfortunately stabbed another patron at 5 am, resulting in the temporary closure of the club. Early birds normally get the worm, but this one got the knife.

Anonymous said...

I just go for the food. The lunch buffet is fabulous, and everyone is so friendly. No one judges you if you want to down a few long necks with lunch. I hope this doesn't mess up a good thing.

Louis LeFleur said...

Someone told me years ago that this was common practice at white-owned clubs in Memphis, so not surprised it would be exported to here. They had something like a quota for AA dancers but not for whites. All based on the idea that all of the AA dancers were prostitutes just using the dancing as a way of getting new johns, with the obvious comparison/conclusion being that the whites were just "nice girls" who need some easy money.

Anonymous said...

I'm layin' 400 to 1 odds that all you goobers carefully read every line of the order hoping to see the word pussy or nipple. Any takers?

Anonymous said...

@6:35 He got out of prison in 2016

Anonymous said...

How awesome would it be if Danny's paid the entire $3.3 million in one dollar bills. And tucked them in the G-string.

Anonymous said...

I am a fervent Trump supporter and a MS flag traditionalist, yet I prefer African-American strippers any day. On average, they are by far more disciplined and dedicated than their pasty counterparts.

This message goes out to Danny's: You should pay them extra than the white meth heads. Black Diamonds, King of Diamonds and Freelon's are far too dangerous for our tastes. Bring these lovely ladies mainstream!!!!

Anonymous said...

11:51 AM, I like the way you think!!!!!! They should have the receivers in this case sit in one of those dollar bill flurry machines and be forced to scrap up the dough to a crowd of drunken, "thirsty" old men.

Anonymous said...

Danny senior called a lot of hits out of the pen when he was in Brushy Mountain which is now closed. A family member of mine knew him and for what it’s worth, I wouldn’t want to get on his bad side.

Anonymous said...

I find no defense and wonder if there was any offered. Seems to me if you had all new employees work at all different days and times for a specified time frame and recorded the crowd sizes and beer sales for each, you could then arrange the schedules to maximize profit and it would not be discrimination. I would like to think that the business owner has the right to maximize profits.

Anonymous said...

And you would be wrong 8:50. You must not be familiar with the EEOC.

Using your logic, if you had a factory working three shifts and you ran a survey which revealed the shift of men under 40, none being obese or physically handicapped and only a few being African American...You 'think the business owner has the right to maximize profits' and use that model on other shifts, wouldn't you?

NO! Once charged and investigated, you'd wind up with a consent decree shuffling all three shifts until there was equal representation of women over 40, men over 40, disabled workers, a few obese people who need stools and at least 55% African Americans. And if you're in at least sixteen states (Mississippi not being one of them) you can add a good number of homosexuals to the shift mix.

Anonymous said...

8:50 PM, good points. It seems like these could've been avoided with better management. Why on Earth are these girls making their own schedule and choosing when and where they get to dance? Any job I've ever had, I never told the boss which branch/location I would be at. Quite the opposite.

It is a privilege to grace one of the fine stages in Danny's establishments. They should only be so lucky to get just a fraction of stage time.

One last thought, there's blue collar crimes, white collar crimes ... what is this? Muddy Overall Crime?

Anonymous said...

I think the girls make their own schedule because they are independent contractors. The girl actually pays the club to allow them to dance there, then the girl keeps most of the dance money (and the club gets a small cut).

The problem is that evidently Danny's charged the black girls more to dance there, and also told the black girls "if you want to be allowed to dance here, then you have to work a shift at the other club also".

Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, because I'm not an expert on strip clubs.

Anonymous said...

BFOQ would've possibly saved them if they were clearer. A club like Black Diamonds will require someone who fits the bill. Tanya from the trailer park will not.

Anonymous said...

to 11:46 ... you are correct. yours is the only intelligent comment on this thread. dannys was treating those girls as EMPLOYEES, not independent contractors. thats how they got into hot water with the EEOC. when you treat people as employees you are on the hook for minimum wage and withholding. you dont have that with independent contrators who pay for the privilege of plying their trade in the club.

Anonymous said...

99% of the men on this thread making sexist remarks and bad mouthing dancers are married and frequent these clubs constantly. but , of course dont ever expect them to admit that.

Anonymous said...

So...there must be a bunch of white women who stand to collect millions from employers like KFC, Burger King, and Popeyes.

It's pretty obvious that they face a similar racial discrimination situation. Statistics alone would prove their case. No way are white women employed in proportion to their percent of the population.

You say white women are not applying? Well, those places need an Affirmative Action hiring plan and they need to offer white women whatever it takes to get them behind those cash registers.

Suscribe to latest on JJ.

Recent Comments

Search Jackson Jambalaya

Subscribe to JJ's Youtube channel

Archives

Trollfest '09

Trollfest '07 was such a success that Jackson Jambalaya will once again host Trollfest '09. Catch this great event which will leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Othor Cain and his band, The Black Power Structure headline the night while Sonjay Poontang returns for an encore performance. Former Frank Melton bodyguard Marcus Wright makes his premier appearance at Trollfest singing "I'm a Sweet Transvestite" from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Kamikaze will sing his new hit, “How I sold out to da Man.” Robbie Bell again performs: “Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be Bells” and “Any friend of Ed Peters is a friend of mine”. After the show, Ms. Bell will autograph copies of her mug shot photos. In a salute to “Dancing with the Stars”, Ms. Bell and Hinds County District Attorney Robert Smith will dance the Wango Tango.

Wrestling returns, except this time it will be a Battle Royal with Othor Cain, Ben Allen, Kim Wade, Haley Fisackerly, Alan Lange, and “Big Cat” Donna Ladd all in the ring at the same time. The Battle Royal will be in a steel cage, no time limit, no referee, and the losers must leave town. Marshand Crisler will be the honorary referee (as it gives him a title without actually having to do anything).


Meet KIM Waaaaaade at the Entergy Tent. For five pesos, Kim will sell you a chance to win a deed to a crack house on Ridgeway Street stuffed in the Howard Industries pinata. Don't worry if the pinata is beaten to shreds, as Mr. Wade has Jose, Emmanuel, and Carlos, all illegal immigrants, available as replacements for the it. Upon leaving the Entergy tent, fig leaves will be available in case Entergy literally takes everything you have as part of its Trollfest ticket price adjustment charge.

Donna Ladd of The Jackson Free Press will give several classes on learning how to write. Smearing, writing without factchecking, and reporting only one side of a story will be covered. A donation to pay their taxes will be accepted and she will be signing copies of their former federal tax liens. Ms. Ladd will give a dramatic reading of her two award-winning essays (They received The Jackson Free Press "Best Of" awards.) "Why everything is always about me" and "Why I cover murders better than anyone else in Jackson".

In the spirit of helping those who are less fortunate, Trollfest '09 adopts a cause for which a portion of the proceeds and donations will be donated: Keeping Frank Melton in his home. The “Keep Frank Melton From Being Homeless” booth will sell chances for five dollars to pin the tail on the jackass. John Reeves has graciously volunteered to be the jackass for this honorable excursion into saving Frank's ass. What's an ass between two friends after all? If Mr. Reeves is unable to um, perform, Speaker Billy McCoy has also volunteered as when the word “jackass” was mentioned he immediately ran as fast as he could to sign up.


In order to help clean up the legal profession, Adam Kilgore of the Mississippi Bar will be giving away free, round-trip plane tickets to the North Pole where they keep their bar complaint forms (which are NOT available online). If you don't want to go to the North Pole, you can enjoy Brant Brantley's (of the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance) free guided tours of the quicksand field over by High Street where all complaints against judges disappear. If for some reason you are unable to control yourself, never fear; Judge Houston Patton will operate his jail where no lawyers are needed or allowed as you just sit there for minutes... hours.... months...years until he decides he is tired of you sitting in his jail. Do not think Judge Patton is a bad judge however as he plans to serve free Mad Dog 20/20 to all inmates.

Trollfest '09 is a pet-friendly event as well. Feel free to bring your dog with you and do not worry if your pet gets hungry, as employees of the Jackson Zoo will be on hand to provide some of their animals as food when it gets to be feeding time for your little loved one.

Relax at the Fox News Tent. Since there are only three blonde reporters in Jackson (being blonde is a requirement for working at Fox News), Megan and Kathryn from WAPT and Wendy from WLBT will be on loan to Fox. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both and a torn-up Obama yard sign will entitle you to free drinks served by Megan, Wendy, and Kathryn. Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required. Just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '09 is for EVERYONE!!!

This is definitely a Beaver production.


Note: Security provided by INS.

Trollfest '07

Jackson Jambalaya is the home of Trollfest '07. Catch this great event which promises to leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Sonjay Poontang and his band headline the night with a special steel cage, no time limit "loser must leave town" bout between Alan Lange and "Big Cat"Donna Ladd following afterwards. Kamikaze will perform his new song F*** Bush, he's still a _____. Did I mention there was no referee? Dr. Heddy Matthias and Lori Gregory will face off in the undercard dueling with dangling participles and other um, devices. Robbie Bell will perform Her two latest songs: My Best Friends are in the Media and Mama's, Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to be George Bell. Sid Salter of The Clarion-Ledger will host "Pin the Tail on the Trial Lawyer", sponsored by State Farm.

There will be a hugging booth where in exchange for your young son, Frank Melton will give you a loooong hug. Trollfest will have a dunking booth where Muhammed the terrorist will curse you to Allah as you try to hit a target that will drop him into a vat of pig grease. However, in the true spirit of Separate But Equal, Don Imus and someone from NE Jackson will also sit in the dunking booth for an equal amount of time. Tom Head will give a reading for two hours on why he can't figure out who the hell he is. Cliff Cargill will give lessons with his .80 caliber desert eagle, using Frank Melton photos as targets. Tackleberry will be on hand for an autograph session. KIM Waaaaaade will be passing out free titles and deeds to crackhouses formerly owned by The Wood Street Players.

If you get tired come relax at the Fox News Tent. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both will entitle you to free drinks.Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required, just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '07 is for EVERYONE!!!

This is definitely a Beaver production.

Note: Security provided by INS
.