Bliss Cabaret on Ulmerton Road touts itself as Clearwater's finest gentleman's club, but ask 32-year-old Lokesh James and he'll tell you his last trip to this hot spot back in March was anything but blissful.
"I think he still is nervous and I think today he's somewhat embarrassed by being out in the limelight," said James' attorney David Sockol.
His night out cost him big time: The final tab for spending three hours with some topless ladies was a whopping $50,000.
His attorney admits James spent time in a VIP room and paid for drinks, but he said his actual total should've only been about $625.
"Within 20 minutes of him doing his $600 dollar charge, a $4000 charge was run and the bartender left a $2000 tip for himself," Sockol said.
And there's more. He highlighted a few receipts which seem to show in less than an hour $15,000 dollars worth of charges were added to his card, including $6,000 in tips.
He said client is a hard-working guy, not a money tossing celebrity. James and his lawyers are suing for the money back, and much more.
"In addition in Florida, if someone steals something from you, you're entitled to a judgment against them for three times the amount," he said.
That means he could get up to $150,000. The folks over at Bliss Cabaret didn't want to comment, but we did speak with Mons Venus owner Joe Redner.
The charges sounded fishy to him.
"The sound of it is just so unreasonable, how do you spend $50,000? My best night for all my customers on what they spend is usually not $50,000," Redner said.
He said there's a lesson here, which is to always mind your money.
"It is physically impossible for an individual by themselves to spend $50,000 over the course of three hours," Sockol told FOX 13.
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