An exotic dancer has sued the club where she works, saying she was fired for having an "undesirable tattoo."
Talayna Clements has a large tattoo down her side that spells out "LOVE" - in weaponry. The "L" is a handgun, the "O" is a hand grenade, the "V" is a switchblade and the "E" is a machine gun. (A section of her tattoo is visible here. This photo may not be appropriate for all readers.)
Clements - who dances under the name "Casey" - is suing the Stadium Club, a club on Queens Chapel Road, NE. Her lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal court.
Clements also claims that she was denied minimum wage and was sexually harassed on the job. After being fired because of the tattoo, she claimed, she begged for her job back - but once she got it back she was forced to perform sex acts on her boss, the lawsuit said.
Clements also claims she was not paid a minimum wage while she danced. Exotic dancers sometimes dance for tips, though some have sued in the past, claiming the practice is a violation of labor laws.
NBCWashington called the club for comment, but our calls were not answered and the club has not yet replied to a voice message.
Redskins GM Scot McCloughan clearly intends to own the 2017 NFL draft, at least the latter stages of it.
For the second time today and for the third time since the draft started on Wednesday, the Redskins have made a deal that got them a 2017 draft pick.
The latest one was a deal with the New York Jets. With the Redskins on the clock with the 21st pick of the fifth round (No. 158 overall) the Jets gave them their 2017 fourth-round pick in exchange for that fifth rounder.
After getting 2017 picks on Thursday and today, the Redskins now have two picks in the fourth round next year and two in the sixth. They also now have a the Saints’ fifth-round pick after dealing their own pick in that round to the 49ers for tight end Derek Carrier.
And the Redskins now have three more picks in this year’s draft, one in the sixth and two in the seventh. If they use those picks they will have a total of seven, having already taken four players.
Ravens fourth-round pick Willie Henry is going from one coach Harbaugh to another. After playing defensive tackle for Michigan’s Jim Harbuagh, Henry will play for John Harbaugh, after the Ravens selected him with the 132nd overall selection.
Clearly, the Ravens received inside information on Henry, and were impressed enough to take him. During a conference call, Henry was asked about playing for another coach named Harbaugh.
“It’s going to be great,” Henry said. “Two great coaches who know what they’re talking about and have great schemes…I can’t wait to go play for another coach Harbaugh. Right now, I’m just ecstatic.”
The Ravens are fairly well stocked at defensive tackle, starting with Brandon Williams and Timmy Jernigan. However, the Ravens like rotating tackles to keep them fresh, and Henry will be given an opportunity to play his way into the rotation. Henry was particularly strong against the run at Michigan, and he also brought consistent pressure up the middle on opposing quarterbacks.
The Ravens hope they got a fourth-round steal in running back Kenneth Dixon of Louisiana Tech, who ran for a school record 4,480 yards and 72 touchdowns during his college career at Louisiana Tech. By taking Dixon, the Ravens became the first team in NFL history to make five fourth-round picks.
Not only was Dixon a prolific runner, he averaged 10.4 yards per pass reception. At 5-foot-10, 215 pounds, Dixon also showed plenty of elusiveness avoiding tackles in tight spaces, or in the open field. He will join a crowded running back group with the Ravens that includes Justin Forsett, Buck Allen, Lorenzo Taliaferro, Terrance West, and Trent Richardson. Clearly, carries will be hard-earned next season.
Some scouts thought Dixon would be gone by the third round, and when he was still available at pick No. 134, the Ravens thought the time was right to get him. Even if Forsett remains the Ravens’ starter, they want to make sure he remains fresh all season. Running back is one of the easier positions to make the transition from college to the NFL. Dixon will be given a chance to show that he should earn some touches.