Source: USA Today
A doctor who claimed he was drugged and ripped off at a New York City strip club claimed vindication Wednesday after four women were arrested and charged with just that.
A representative of Dr. Zyad K. Younan of Holmdel, N.J., is pointing to the arrests this week of four New York City strippers, who are accused of spiking the drinks of wealthy men and then running up big tabs while their victims were too wasted to stop them, as proof that he was taken advantage of.
New York tabloids broke the story in April of the Bayshore Community Hospital cardiologist who was being sued by Scores New York for racking up $135,000 in unpaid bills. According to the lawsuit, Younan disputed the charges by saying “he was drugged by plaintiff’s employees and thus did not authorize the charges” — a claim that Scores says is contradicted by security video showing him freely showing up there on four separate occasions.
Younan, 41, is part of a prominent family of Holmdel physicians. He specializes in clinical cardiac electrophysiology at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, but also practices at Bayshore with his twin brother and his father.
This week, the Drug Enforcement Administration and New York Police Department investigators arrested four women — all described as professional strippers — and a club manager on charges including grand larceny, assault and forgery.
According to Drug Enforcement Administration and New York Police Department investigators, the scheme began with the women going on “fishing” expeditions at bars in midtown Manhattan and on Long Island to lure in victims. On follow-up dates, they secretly dosed the victim’s drinks with the stimulant methylone, commonly known as “molly,” or the tranquilizer ketamine.
The dazed and confused victims were driven to Scores in Manhattan and the RoadHouse in Queens, where their credit cards were swiped and unauthorized charges recorded, some as high as $50,000. The clubs paid the women a fee, but the establishments were not facing criminal charges…
The men reported waking up in their cars or in hotel rooms…Those who tried to dispute the strip club bills received texts from the strippers threatening to go public with their transgressions.
Karen Kessler, a spokeswoman who provided a statement on behalf of Younan, said Younan was one of the victims and his cooperation with investigators was instrumental to the case.