Suit Alleges Q102 Sex Shows At Inn
February 8, 2008 at 7:52 AM (PT)
THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER reports that CLEAR CHANNEL Top 40 WIOQ (Q102)/PHILADELPHIA and two of its personalities are accused of staging sex shows during promotional events at the WOODBINE INN in PENNSAUKEN two years ago, and a lawsuit contends that resulting citations helped put the SOUTH JERSEY nightspot out of business.
According to a civil suit that the WOODBINE's former owners filed last month in state Superior Court in CAMDEN COUNTY, defendants ROCCO CIMA and RICHARD RIZZO asked single women to come to the stage and then "directed certain females to go behind an almost see-through, portable screen on the stage; remove their bras and underwear; and hang them over the top of the screen." The suit says CIMA, known as ROCCO, and RIZZO, known as DJ RICHIE RICH, instructed the women to perform lewd acts "in plain sight" of other patrons in the early hours of JANUARY 28th and FEBRUARY 5th, 2006.
State records indicate that the WOODBINE was cited for "lewd activity with audience participation" and other offenses. The suit says the citations forced the owners of the club, STEVE PAIK and his wife, MARILYN, to transfer the liquor license and sell the business at a "greatly reduced price." The WOODBINE now operates as SAVOY CATERERS.
Told of the allegations, CLEAR CHANNEL RVP MANUEL RODRIGUEZ replied in an e-mail: "Ridiculous."