Nursing home sued for hiring strippers to ‘entertain’ residents


Bernice Youngblood: Strippers hired for New York nursing home residents sparks lawsuit Attorney John Ray points to the stripper photograph that sparked the lawsuit (Picture: AP/Mark Lennihan)

A nursing home is being sued for allegedly hiring strippers to ‘entertain’ its residents on a regular basis.

The New York home has been hit by a lawsuit brought by the family of an 85-year-old woman who are seeking a ‘seven-figure’ sum in damages.

Bernice Youngblood, who suffers from dementia, was the victim of ‘disgraceful sexual perversion’ when she was subjected to an unwanted performance by a male stripper, the lawsuit claims.

Her family decided to sue after Ms Youngblood’s son discovered a photograph of a semi-naked man gyrating in front of her as she stuffed dollar bills into his briefs.

The family say her money was meant to be locked safely away and claim a nurse tried to snatch back the photo when her son found it among her belongings in January 2013.

Bernice Youngblood, 85, a resident of the East Neck Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, listens during a news conference on the lawn of the nursing home, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in West Babylon, N.Y. The nursing home hired a male exotic dancer to perform for its patients, according to a lawsuit filed by Youngblood in State Supreme Court in Suffolk County. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) Bernice Youngblood, 85…

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