11/14/09 – Hallandale Beach, FL — Thousands of male patrons of the Cheetah strip club are collectively holding their breath as authorities have revealed club owners secretly taped them having sex with the club’s strippers. To make matters worse (or more poetic depending on your point of view) thousands of clips have already been released to a media outlet and may eventually be made public.
In March of 2009 the Cheetah club was raided by authorities and closed for allegedly selling drugs and facilitating prostitution. Authorities claim to have seized at least 19,000 video clips from covert cameras placed by club owners in VIP and dressing rooms. Police say the clips clearly show club patrons engaging in sex acts with dancers. Police also say that their own undercover officers were offered sex from the dancers for up to $470.
In addition to the video clips, authorities also claim to have seized daily logs that include the names of VIP patrons who are well known businessmen, politicians and athletes.
In a flurry of legal activity, both club and patron attorneys have been filing restraining orders against the state to keep them from releasing the videos and names of club customers. The legal wrangling may be too little too late as at least one media outlet has already received a copy of several thousand video clips from the club.
Cheetah club owner Joe Rodriguez has in the past denied the presence of video cameras in the club’s VIP rooms. However, investigators say there were signs posted putting patrons on notice that video surveillance was utilized to protect club patrons and employees.
Below is a video via YouTube promoting the Cheetah Club of South Florida…