A Baltimore strip club has recorded a lawsuit against the mayor and city council, saying a boycott established on grown-up entertainment during the COVID-19 pandemic encroaches on the club’s entitlement to free discourse.
TC Entertainment, which works the Penthouse Club, is looking for a directive in government court against the boycott, sanctioned by Democratic Mayor Brandon Scott as a feature of a wide-running rundown of terminations during his first week in office in December, The media detailed Monday.
Stefanie Mavronis, a representative for the mayor, says the city’s law division is exploring the lawsuit.
Adult entertainment clubs closed Dec. 11 when the order signed by Scott called for the closure of “indoor recreational establishments,” including bowling alleys, skating rinks, social and fraternal clubs, hookah lounges and adult entertainment venues. It forced restaurants to bar indoor and outdoor dining and capped the number of visitors to retail and religious institutions, gyms, malls and museums at 25% of capacity.
From that point forward, Scott has loosened up limitations on a large number of the puts in recognized in the request.
In December, the Restaurant Association of Maryland sued the city over the eating boycott. A Baltimore Circuit Court judge denied the group’s solicitation for a directive and agreed with the city.