Lawyer Who Spent $19,000 at Goldrush Strip Club Claims Dancers Put Xanax in Drinks

Categories: Crime
Mark Gold, the lawyer who founded and owns the Ticket Clinic firm, found himself so drunk at the Goldrush strip club in downtown Miami back in 2010 that he wound up charging nearly $19,000 to his credit card. He ended up suing Goldrush, and claimed they never should have accepted his money and purposefully got him sloshed. Now he's amended that lawsuit, and claims that Goldrush dancers also spiked customers' drinks with crushed Xanax. He also claims that the practice extends to sister clubs King of Diamonds and the Pink Pony. 

Gold claims that dancers at the clubs crush up anti-anxiety drugs like Xanax into clients' drinks (though, there's no evidence in the suit supporting this claim). Once customers are high and drunk, Gold's lawsuit claims that they are coerced into putting large charges on their credit card. 

(Gerald Tobin, the attorney representing Goldrush owner Jack Galardi, didn't respond to the Daily Business Review's requests for comment on the new allegations. Riptide has also emailed him for comment, and we'll update this post if we hear back.)

The suit claims that customers are basically held hostage in the VIP room by strippers, and that even the friends they came with are forbidden by bouncers to contact their friend in the VIP room. Gold believes that strippers are paid upwards of $1,000 per hour to keep the customer in the VIP room while hefty charges are being added to this bill. Customers are secretly photographed signing their credit card statements in case any of them try to dispute the charges later. 

According to Daily Business Review, Gold also believes the club's dirty practices involve downright theft:
The suit accuses club staffers, under the direction of management, of stealing watches and jewelry from semi-conscious victims and attempting to sell the articles back to them later.
The complaint says that not all customers are shaken down, but Gold claims well-to-do clients, who are likely married, and "would likely care about their public reputation, are from out of town or who appear intoxicated" are targeted. 

Gold's original suit raised eyebrows and caused more than a few laughs, when he claimed that "Gold Rush having knowingly caused plaintiff's irrational state of mind, continued to ply him with liquor in order to charge his credit card excessive amounts to the extent of $18,930." Though he says now more alleged victims have come out of the woodwork thanks to the publicity the original suit received. 

"I always knew this wasn't an isolated incident and when the truth came out I would be vindicated," Gold told DBR. "I've gotten many, many calls from other gentlemen who were also victimized and thanked me for having the courage to come forward."




Advertisement

My Voice Nation Help
13 comments
Glenn.61
Glenn.61

If you can afford it,,,it's all good...!

Bberk1121
Bberk1121

Just another Florida anti-sematic dumbass. What else is new?    

Shorinx
Shorinx

If you can't handle the heat, stay the fuk out the kitchen!

Natalie
Natalie

 convicted felon or nit he is a fucking scumbag.

Vic
Vic

He got off light - Goldrush tried to take a friend of mine from Canada for $45 grand - his champagne tab was $1,500 but they deceptively had him sign two charge slips. The Royal Bank of Canada called the FBI and he ended up with a free night. What scumbags.

Horny_Jew_Lawyer
Horny_Jew_Lawyer

Just another horny old Jew Florida lawyer - what else is new?

Missy
Missy

I see you've been there and know enough to correct me...Jk! lol it's that other drug, it rhymes with smack.

FunnyMoney
FunnyMoney

I believe him.   I've been E'ed at strip clubs before.   

Brad Bloch
Brad Bloch

"I've gotten many, many calls from other gentlemen" Gentlemen!! LOL

Realconsultant
Realconsultant

May be he is not a convicted felon and that is why he has a liquor license. May be what you heard is just on the street. It would be public record so where can you find it. You said so, so I'm sure you have proof where is it? Post the public the public record or link to the public record or shutup.  

Panky
Panky

Nobody deserves that shit. I personally do not go to strip clubs but it's pretty fucked up to say that he deserved it...

missy
missy

Its surprising that people don't get accidentally drugged from all the residual smack that's dealt there. The stories I hear from that hell hole are unbelievable. Anyone walking in that sleaze joint should be prepared to lose their wallet.

Restlesstongue
Restlesstongue

Patrons of Strip Clubs are fair game.  Anyone who patronizes one of these dumps deserves everything he gets.  Galardi South Enterprises is owned by a convicted felon who was ridden out of Las Vegas on a pole while his son was sent to jail for bribing city officials in southern California. How does a convicted felon get a liquor licence?

Now Trending

Miami Concert Tickets

From the Vault

 

General

Loading...