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Long Island nursing home sued after male stripper puts on show

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Long Island nursing home sued after male stripper puts on show

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Apr 9, 2014

A man in New York is upset that his elderly mother was allegedly forced to watch a male stripper at her nursing home on Long Island.

Franklin Youngblood found among his mother's belongings a photograph of the stripper in his tighty whities hovering over his 86-year-old mother, Bernice.

Youngblood is now suing the nursing home. He says his mother was forced to participate and forced to tip the stripper with her own money. His mother suffers from dementia.

The nursing home is fighting back though.

Lawyers for East Neck Nursing and Rehabilitation say the stripper was requested and approved by a 16-member panel of residents. They are also claiming that the photograph shows Franklin Youngblood's live-in girlfriend in the photograph, and that she was chaperoning Franklin's mother at the time. But Youngblood is claiming that the woman in the photo is actually an employee and not the girlfriend.

The lawsuit, which is seeking millions of dollars, also claims that the head nurse tried to snatch the racy photo out of Franklin Youngblood's hand when he attempted to question her about it.

Franklin's brother Darrell next spoke to another nurse at the facility who told him that the stripper was part of an "entertainment event" planned by the employees and done in "good faith."

Attorneys for the Youngbloods are calling the strip show "grotesque" and claim employees did it for "their own sick amusement," according to WCBS.

The lawsuit claims that Bernice Youngblood suffered extreme emotional distress, mental anguish, humiliation, shame, a diminished sense of self-worth and loss of dignity.