A Long Island nursing home faces a lawsuit after hiring strippers to entertain its residents.
The New York Post reports that East Neck Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in West Babylon is being sued by 85-year-old Bernice Youngblood's family after her son, Franklin, discovered a picture of her shoving crumpled up singles into a dancer's underwear in January. Though Youngblood and fellow residents displayed what the Post described as a mixture of "shock and delight" in the pictures, Youngblood's family was furious, the lawsuit states:
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]
Furthermore, the suit adds that when Franklin Youngblood approached a nurse about the picture, the employee tried to take it from him. Though a nurse told another resident's sons that the strip show was done in "good faith," the lawsuit claims that East Neck residents were essentially taken advantage of, "for the perverse pleasure and enjoyment of the [staff]":
Bernice Youngblood has lived 85 years as a traditional Baptist, hard-working, lady . . . And now she has been defiled
The crux of the argument is that Youngblood and the other seniors lack both the "mental and physical capacity" to "protect themselves" against that type of entertainment. Whatever the motivation for the motivation for the event, pictures weren't the best idea and perhaps Action Bronson performances are as far as anyone should go in terms of nursing home entertainment.
[via New York Post]