Eminem sued for strip club smackdown
Tue 8th Jul, 2008 Newsin
That Marshall Mathers just can’t catch a break these days. First he’s ousted as an overweight recluse, and now he’s being sued for allegedly assaulting a man in a Detroit strip club bathroom…two years ago. Despite not filing charges at the time of the incident (obviously biding his time till Eminem started earning again), the ‘victim’ Miad Jarbou is now seeking US$25,000 in damages from the rapper.
The scuffle apparently went down at Cheetah’s On The Strip Gentlemen’s Club on Eight Mile Road (yeah, the one from the movie). Jarbou claims he was in the bathroom with a friend, who got all in a lather upon seeing Eminem stroll into the little boys’ room. The man-mountain escorting the real Slim Shady didn’t take kindly to such fan-boy fervour, telling Jarbou’s friend to “Shut the fuck up”. When Jarbou tried to diffuse the tension, Eminem clocked him in the head and quickly scuffled off.
Jarbou may have timed his lawsuit well – Eminem is reportedly off the couch and in the studio working on new material.