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Planned Octomom Strip Club Gig Does Not ‘Constitute a Legal Emergency,’ Judge Rules

Posted Jul 11, 2012 1:28 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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The woman known as "Octomom" after giving birth to octuplets in 2009 is now at the center of a legal dispute between two South Florida strip clubs who booked her for appearances.

Nadya Suleman agreed to dance topless at T's Lounge in West Palm Beach for eight shows, starting Wednesday, but backed out. Now she is now planning to appear at a competing establishment, the Playhouse Gentleman's Club in Hollywood, beginning Friday, contends a breach-of-contract lawsuit filed by Tease Lounge Inc., the owner of the T's establishment, the Associated Press reports.

Ads for her upcoming appearance at the new venue are urging men to "Come See Octomom Take it Off," the article notes.

Seeking to enforce terms of a contract that allegedly required one more day's notice of cancellation than Suleman gave and says she can't appear at a competitor's club in nearby Broward County so soon, Tease sought an emergency injunction to ban her planned appearance at the Hollywood establishment.

However, Palm Beach Circuit Court Judge Timothy McCarthy has refused to hear the issue on an emergency basis, ruling Wednesday that Suleman's planned striptease show does not “constitute a legal emergency," according to CBS Miami and the Palm Beach Post.

The suit can still proceed as a standard breach-of-contract action and seek damages after the fact.

However, Gary Odle, an owner of T's Lounge, apparently still has hope that Suleman's show will not go on. “Round Two tomorrow morning,” he told the Post after McCarthy nixed the emergency hearing.

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