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Yesterday, the District of Columbia filed suit against “Men’s Parties,” the underground male sex club located at 1618 14th Street NW. The club has operated for decades in Logan Circle the D.C. area—-through fire, allegations of unsafe sexual conditions, and most recently, a member’s death from an accidental head injury inside the club.
According to Erica Stanley, deputy communications director in the Mayor’s Office, “The District of Columbia believes that the activities occurring at the property located at 1618 14th Street, NW violate the laws of the District of Columbia in that an illegal business entity is operating at the premises. The District has filed a lawsuit to enjoin the business from continuing to operate.”
The lawsuit, filed in D.C. Superior Court yesterday, has been filed against three parties:
David J. Butler, the organizer of Men’s Parties; D.C. Wrestling Club, a domestic nonprofit incorporated in 1994 in connection with the parties; 1618 14th Street NW LLC, a company listed at 9464 Newbridge Dr. in Potomac, Md., the home of Stephen and Pirjo Jaffe.
The original filing is listed as a “complaint for negligence”; a hearing on a temporary restraining order in the case is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 21.
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