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source: College student files suit for $1.8M saying Las Vegas hooker didn't spend enough time with him

College student files suit for $1.8M saying Las Vegas hooker didn't spend enough time with him

A New York college student who claims a Las Vegas hooker did not spend enough time making him happy has sued her escort service for $1.8 million.

Unhappy customer Hubert Blackman said he was traumatized by the "tragic event," especially when he called cops and they threatened to bust him, the Las Vegas Sun reported Thursday.

"I also would like to get my $275 payment back and a $1.8 million verdict for the tragic event that happened," Blackman said in the suit filed in Manhattan Federal Court, the paper said.

Blackman was staying at the Stratosphere on Dec. 17 when he called Las Vegas Exclusive Personals to hire a stripper.

Blackman said the woman performed a lap dance for $155 and a sex act for another $120.

Instead of staying for the agreed-upon one hour, she left after just 30 minutes.

The hapless tourist called to demand some of his money back.

Then he called cops, who told him he could face arrest because prostitution is illegal in Sin City.

Blackman told the newspaper the stripper solicited the sex act and he was unaware prostitution was illegal in Vegas.

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This guy is obviously such a numnutz, I hope she sues him for premature ejaculation, based on the fact that she really, really wanted to make sweet love to him for a full hour. Poor, dissapointed gal probably just left because she was so crushed, and didn't want him to see her cry.

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Well I actually somewhat agree with the guy.

If he picked up a hooker on the street then what can you do , but if he called what is supposed to be or is attempting to be a legitimate business -then he should get what he is charged for.

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Well I actually somewhat agree with the guy.

If he picked up a hooker on the street then what can you do , but if he called what is supposed to be or is attempting to be a legitimate business -then he should get what he is charged for.

Okay, get what he is charged for, but what's the extra $1.8 million for?

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Okay, get what he is charged for, but what's the extra $1.8 million for?

The money is for 6545 more lap dances with a sexual act and a grand total of 125 bucks in his pocket LOL

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So you order a pizza and breadsticks from Pizzaman and when it arrives you find theyve only sent you breadsticks.

well youve already paid for the order and you call Pizzaman and tell them.

They say too bad---no pizza for you and we're keeping your $.

Most people will agree that the damage that you have suffered at the hands of Pizzaman is not worthy of a large monetary award, however if Pizzaman knows that they can continue sending out incomplete orders without being held responsible - they might.

So punitive damages or the threat of them is often enough to keep Pizzaman straight and honest.

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come on- that's like trying to sue your drug dealer for only giving you 7/8 instead of a whole ounce. you enter into illicit activities and you better damn well know what you're doing or you're gonna get screwed (or not screwed in this case hahaha). trying to legally punish someone for your illegal activities is absolute garbage.

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Escort services are legal, accepted and advertised in most of Nevada.

They are advertised in the phonebook, they accept credit cards, there are reality shows about them.

Of course if the service was operating illegally then the guy is sol

but if it was a legitimate service then he should at least get what he payed for and perhaps his money back for the trouble

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Escort services are legal, accepted and advertised in most of Nevada.

They are advertised in the phonebook, they accept credit cards, there are reality shows about them.

then why did the cops say "he could face arrest because prostitution is illegal in Sin City." the lawsuit is over an illicit sex act that was cut short of the agreed upon time. they were acting outside of her being a mere stripper.

that's crazy there are reality shows about them. it'd be pretty weird to be the John and have a camera all up in your face

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So you order a pizza and breadsticks from Pizzaman and when it arrives you find theyve only sent you breadsticks.

well youve already paid for the order and you call Pizzaman and tell them.

They say too bad---no pizza for you and we're keeping your $.

Most people will agree that the damage that you have suffered at the hands of Pizzaman is not worthy of a large monetary award, however if Pizzaman knows that they can continue sending out incomplete orders without being held responsible - they might.

So punitive damages or the threat of them is often enough to keep Pizzaman straight and honest.

If we were comparing it to pizza delivery, I'd say that it were more comperable to getting your pizza 1/2 hour after they said they'd deliver it. Yes, they wasted your time, you were hungry, or drunk and lonely in this moron's case. But he did get his pizza AND his breadsticks, he got the lapdance AND the sex act. She left AFTER the sex act was performed. He said that he was too drunk to negotiate at the time, she probably assumed that her work there was done, most guys don't need a hooker to hang around for another half hour after the deed is done. If it were just a lapdance situation, then the length of time would be relevant, but prostitution has a different set of customs that are generally understood and agreed upon by most Johns. Why would she need to hang around after some "too drunk to negotiate" guy gets off? ("Blackman said he also told the company he was incapable of making an informed agreement with the stripper because he was drunk at the time."- Las Vegas Sun.) If he wasn't capable of saying, "No, baby, please don't go, I think I love you" at the time, is he really owed $1.8 million for his buyer's remorse gone wild? Is he claiming that he can't be held accountable because he was drunk? If he wins, all drunk drivers who kill someone in Nevada can refer to this case in their defense.

Wait until he tries to get a job post college, and his future employer googles him. Who's going to hire someone known for drunken illegal sex acts and frivolous lawsuits?

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unless there is a tiny loophole the attorney finds, you can not get the courts to grant you legal action against someone for illegal acts.

sort of like if a drug deal went down and the dealer took your money but did not give you drugs...you are shit out of luck when trying to recuperate your losses via the courts.

But it also goes the other way...when johns do not pay the prostitues they have no legal recourse in areas where prositution is illegal....that is why they have pimps.

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But he did get the drugs, in the drug dealer analogy.

According to Blackman's own allegations, "An escort did an illegal sexual act on me during her paid service to me'' and "I almost had gotten arrested."

The $1.8 million sum he's seeking is because he "now needs medical treatment for a mental condition related to the incident." (Maybe that's what the therapist said they'd need to treat him?) It's more like he's suing the drug dealer because he called the police and told them he wasn't happy with the quality of the drugs, and the police said "Hey, drugs are illegal, maybe you should call the Better Business Bureau." The police actually advised him to call the BBB, they didn't pistol whip him.

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Of course it's a ridiculous claim - that he is traumatized.

But my point is that he called a service and there supposedly was an agreed upon time for an agreed upon sum.

In Nevada it's NOT like making a drug deal- there is the business of escorts and prostitution.

But not in city limits.

That's the issue where he loses

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So I am wrong--since it IS illegal in Vegas.

Some people may be under the mistaken impression that it is allowable statewide.

My parents and brother moved to Nevada from bklyn years ago and my brother has frequented the Mustang Ranch. The airports even have shops that sell knick knacks and t shirts advertising the brothels.

Legal situation

Chicken Ranch, June 2007

Under Nevada state law, any county with a population under 400,000, as of the last decennial census,[17] is allowed to license brothels if it so chooses.[7] Incorporated towns and cities in counties that allow prostitution may regulate the trade further or prohibit it altogether.

As of 2009, prostitution is illegal under state law in Clark County (which contains Las Vegas) and under county or municipal law in Washoe County (which contains Reno), Carson City (an independent city), Douglas County, and Lincoln County. The other 12 Nevada counties permit licensed brothels in certain specified areas or cities,[5] with the exception of Eureka County, which has no law on the books either permitting or prohibiting licensed brothels.[18] All 12 of these rural counties have had at least one legal brothel in operation subsequent to 1971, but many of these brothels were financially unsuccessful or ran afoul of State health regulations. As of 2009, only eight of these counties have active brothels, while the other four (Churchill County, Esmeralda County, Eureka County, and Pershing County) no longer do.

The precise licensing requirements vary by county. License fees for brothels range from an annual $100,000 in Storey County to an annual $200 in Lander County. Licensed prostitutes must be at least 21 years old, except in Storey County and Lyon County (where the minimum age is 18).

Shady Lady Ranch brothel sign.

Nevada law requires that registered brothel prostitutes be tested weekly (by a cervical specimen) for gonorrhea and Chlamydia trachomatis, and monthly for HIV and syphilis;[19] furthermore, condoms are mandatory for all oral sex and sexual intercourse. Brothel owners may be held liable if customers become infected with HIV after a prostitute has tested positive for the virus.[20] Women work a legally mandated minimum of nine days for each work period.[21]

Nevada has laws against engaging in prostitution outside of licensed brothels, against encouraging others to become prostitutes, and against living off the proceeds of a prostitute.

For many years, Nevada brothels were restricted from advertising their services in counties where brothel prostitution is illegal; however, this state law was overturned in 2007.[11]

In June 2009, Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons signed the most stringent punishments nationwide for child prostitution and pandering. The Assembly Bill 380, which allows for fines of $500,000 for those convicted of trafficking prostitutes younger than 14 and $100,000 fo

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Deb, I'm not meaning to argue with you, it's just that this type of infantile self-entitlement really irritates me.

I guess it'll all boil down to contract law in Nevada. He obviously had some kind of contract with the escort service, but he then entered into a new oral contract with the woman herself. Its like whenever I made any changes (more/less minutes, new phone, whatever) to my old Sprint phone account, they would always say, at a later date, that I had entered into a new 2 yr. contract, although I hadn't actually orally agreed to or signed a physical 2 yr. contract in over 8 years. They just took that liberty, and had the lawyers and fine print to back it up. This pissed me off, so I paid the $300 "early contract termination fee," and stopped ordering hookers from them. I'm sure, in the escort's mind, the new contract was that she did the sexual favor and got to leave when it was over. It probably never occurred to her that this needed to be spelled out. I bet if he had said, "I need you to hold my hand until I fall asleep" or whatever, she'd have said, "Well, Mr. Weirdo-pants, that'll be $X more."

If I were feeling any compassion for this Hubert Blackman yutz whatsoever, I guess I'd feel bad that he's humiliated his family and ruined any chances of dating or gainful employment, at least until he changes his name. Maybe $1.8 million in damages have been done, if somehow you could place a value on his life before he ruined it himself. Maybe he should sue his parents for letting him grow up with this disgusting sense of entitlement and need for vengeance.

On the other hand, if I were in the habit of going to Vegas and hiring private escorts, this company would be the first one I'd call, just for novelty's sake. I hope their business triples. And I hope the woman in question, quite possibly a single mom as so many escorts are, doesn't suffer any more than she already has as a result of a regretful Hubert Blackman.

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what is ethically or morally right isn't even in question.

legally, even if you have a written/oral/contract chipped into stonehedge, it is not enforeceable in the US if the activity is illegal. period.

this guy is such an idiot. maybe he didn't get his "money's" worth...well that is a life lesson. maybe do not pay in full, in advance. to me that is a cheap lesson as we learned it the hard way with a contractor on our house and $30,000 on the line that we could have lost.

His poor family. and any past/present/future gfs. i agree with dari, if i googled a guy that i was thinking about dating and this came up i would think he was the biggest loser.

ps. have you noticed that most guys have been suspiciously silent on this thread....bwahahah....

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Did you say "oral contract" ?

There was no way around it. But yes, I did.

And for this guy to suggest that he didn't get his money's worth is laughable to me, sounds like he got a pretty good deal. I'd say $100 per minute is what the girls of the future should charge good old drunken Hubert. Maybe she'll bring a bad breath countersuit?

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Thanks Dari. I love his side of the story...

"The East Harlem resident said that he has previously been diagnosed with a “psychotic disorder,” but that it was not “really strong.”"

The company he's suing is gonna rip his case to shreds with that genius statement he made to the press.

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Just in case you were wondering about Hubert Blackman's case:

Federal Judge Dismisses New York City Man’s Lawsuit Over Traumatic $120 Hand Job

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A federal judge has dismissed the civil rights lawsuit brought by a New York City man who was seeking $1.8 million in damages from a Las Vegas escort service whose female employee performed an “illegal sexual act” upon him.

In a U.S. District Court order docketed today, Judge Loretta Preska rejected Hubert Blackman’s case, ruling that his “allegations do not suggest a basis for federal jurisdiction” as they did not “draw into question the interpretation or application of federal law.” Blackman, 22, last month filed a pro se lawsuit against Las Vegas Exclusive Personals alleging that his rights were violated (and he suffered mental distress) as a result of a $120 hand job provided by one of the firm’s escorts.

Preska ruled that Blackman, pictured above, failed to “allege to a ‘reasonable probability’ that he has a cognizable claim in excess of $75,000,” the minimum amount needed to qualify for federal jurisdiction. She also noted that Blackman should not have filed his lawsuit in New York, but rather Nevada, where the supposed offense occurred.

In an interview today, Blackman maintained that his case was valid, and said he had already filed an appeal. A check of online court records, however, revealed no record of that filing.

Buster | The Smoking Gun

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