Stripper segregation: Feds say club mistreats black dancers

(Associated Press)
(Associated Press)

JACKSON, MS (AP) – The federal government is again suing a Mississippi strip club, saying its owner still discriminates against black strippers.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a fresh lawsuit Friday against Danny’s Downtown Cabaret and asked that the Jackson club be held in contempt for violating a settlement of a 2012 lawsuit.

The new suit alleges club managers require African-American strippers to work exclusively at the neighboring Black Diamonds club or pay extra to work at Danny’s. The suit alleges patrons at Black Diamonds were allowed to grope strippers in a building where air conditioning sometimes didn’t work.

Danny’s agreed to settle an earlier suit alleging discrimination against black strippers, but the EEOC says the club has “totally failed” to comply.

Owner Daniel “Dax” Owens says he’s not aware of the filings. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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