The elderly residents of East Neck Nursing Center in West Babylon, Long Island nursing home experienced a little “Magic Mike” action. The son of resident, 85-year-old Bernice Youngblood, was beyond shocked when he discovered photos of his mother stuffing dollar bills inside a male strippers pants. The residents of the nursing home were “treated” to a cheap version of a Chippendale’s striptease.
The photos showed several residents enjoying the entertainment from the dancers. Youngblood’s family was extremely upset and contacted the staff immediately. They decided to file a law suit against the nursing home. Their attorneys, John Ray and Vesselin Mitev stated “Plaintiff Bernice Youngblood was placed in apprehension of imminent, offensive, physical harm, as she was confused and bewildered as to why a muscular, almost nude man, was approaching her and placing his body and limbs, over her”.
The family found the photograph and “act” very offensive. When the nurses were questioned by the family, they responded with anger, tried to dispose of the photographs, and stated that the strip show was an “entertainment event” for the patients, which was done in good faith. Ray stated “Bernice Youngblood has lived 85 years as a traditional Baptist, hard-working, lady, and now she has been defiled”.
Youngblood’s son also questioned why his mother was holding dollar bills in her hand when her cash was supposed to be kept under lock and key in a commissary account. The facility did not comment.