Special-Needs Man Denied At Strip Club

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.It was supposed to be a fun night  for Seth Taylor at Emerald City Gentleman’s Club.

But that good time never happened because he didn’t get inside.

Taylor has cerebral palsy, a disorder of movement and muscle tone that requires him to have a full-time caregiver. He wanted his caregiver to go into the club with him, but was told she had to pay a $10 cover charge.

“It was terrible,” Taylor said through his caregiver. “They should be more considerate about disabled individuals.”

But Kip Whaley, the owner of Emerald City, says every person who enters the club must present identification and that Taylor’s caregiver blocked his entry, not his disability.

“The lady started ranting about how she shouldn’t have to pay $10 and didn’t have an ID — and she’s the assistant to the handicap person,” he said.

Private businesses can decide if they will make accommodations for disabled patrons and their caregivers, according to a local advocate for the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Although $10 isn’t much money, the incident damaged Taylor’s pride.

“It’s the principal of the matter and I’m on SSI — social security,” Taylor said. “Every dollar counts.”


This article above was reposted from the Wink News website.  (I wish I could have posted the video)

As a former Port Charlotte resident… someone needs to tell that poor guy that the b!tches at Emerald City aren’t as fun as he thinks! He could get VD was just rolling into that place. Furthermore that town is so full of hoes… he could get a BJ from a meth head for far less than the few SSI dollas he was planning on having his CNA put in those g-strings. I mean.. “every dollar counts”!

  • mikezippy

    I have a buddy in a wheel chair and god damn it I never get anything for free when I’m with him. What is this world coming to?

  • Mr. Perfect

    I never understood strip clubs. You pay $10-20 just to get in and see girls dance, and then a lap dance is even more. I purchased one lap dance ever when I was in college. My first thought after it was done was that I had just wasted my $35.

  • Bulgingsnake

    If wheelchair buddies equaled freebies, then everybody would have one.

  • Steve

    Nothing gets me more excited at a strip club than when I see someone in a wheelchair denied at the door.

    Except when the stripper is in a wheelchair…

  • mikezippy

    They are a lot of working having I tell you. You have to push them everywhere. But I do get good parking.

  • PQG 1991

    If he wasn’t able to enter the club because of the caregiver, the caregiver should have been the one to “compensate” him and let him have some fun with her, it’s only fair hahaha

  • RockMomster

    Not true. Go to a theme park and you’ll both skip all the lines!

  • RockMomster

    That would be interesting to see

  • RockMomster

    If you go do a regular club girls will rub their booty on you for free!

  • Mr. Perfect

    I need to know more about this place.

  • RockMomster

    Any place with music and liquor after midnight is the place … or any place with a little E

  • Mr. Perfect

    Now that place sounds perfect.