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Judge Throws Out Student's Suit Against Vegas Hooker Who Left Too Early

Feb 8, 2011 – 7:28 AM
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If this tale has a happy ending, it must have come too early. A federal judge dismissed New York college student Hubert Blackman's self-filed lawsuit against a Las Vegas escort service, in which he said the stripper it sent to his room at the Stratosphere for a Dec. 17 encounter only stayed a half-hour instead of the agreed-upon hour -- and that he was too drunk to properly negotiate the deal anyway.

Blackman said he wanted the escort service, which he named as Las Vegas Exclusive Personals, to be shut down. "I also would like to get my $275 payment back and a $1.8 million verdict for the tragic event that happened," he wrote.

U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska dismissed the case last week on a variety of grounds, including jurisdiction and the amount of the payment.

Rather than letting the incident stay in Vegas, Blackman filed the suit in January in New York after he returned from his trip. He said he called the escort service on Dec. 17 to arrange for the stripper, whom he said was in her mid-20s. She arrived, stripped and did a lap dance for $155, then a sex act for another $120. Blackman said the dancer initiated the sex act.

After the escort agency ignored his request for a refund, Blackman complained to the Better Business Bureau and local police, though he probably wishes he hadn't. He needs medical treatment, he said, for trauma caused when police told him he could be arrested for soliciting prostitution, which, believe it or not, is actually illegal in Las Vegas. "I had almost had gotten arrested," he wrote in the filing. "I just need medical treatment on mental condition & psycotic [sic] disorder."

According to The Smoking Gun, Blackman, 22, says he has a real case and that he plans to file an appeal.
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