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Someone at a New York nursing home apparently thought it would be a great idea to bring in a young hard body for the elderly residents to watch dance.

In other words, a male stripper.

But after a man found a picture in his 86-year-old mother's belongings of a man wearing only "tighty whiteys" hovering very much in his mom's personal space, the lawyers got involved.

Bernice Youngblood, the wheelchair-bound resident whose son, Franklin, is suing the home on her behalf, told CNN affiliate WCBS, "I felt terrible. I was shaken and going on."

WCBS reported that the East Neck Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in West Babylon said all 16 people on a panel of residents approved the show.

"There is nothing inappropriate about it," the facility's attorney, Howard Fensterman, told reporters on Tuesday.

Fensterman, according to the WCBS report, said that Bernice Youngblood enjoyed the event and was chaperoned by her son's live-in girlfriend, who the nursing home said appears in the photo.

The family said the woman in the photo is a nursing-home staff member.

According to a lawsuit filed last month, Bernice Youngblood, who the suit says has partial dementia, was "confused and bewildered" when the stripper approached her and directed her to "place her hands about and upon his body, including his genital area."

The suit contends the home has hired male strippers on other occasions for the "perverse pleasure of the defendant's staff."

Franklin Youngblood said his mother was forced to tip the stripper with her own money, which is supposed to be locked away at the nurses' station.

"There's too much sex and craziness that's going on. Now they're bringing it to the nursing home, and it don't belong here," he told WCBS.

The suit is asking for a financial judgment of unspecified amounts from a jury at trial. It is unclear from the legal documents when the stripping incident occurred.


  • chucky1992

    Maybe better planning would have been in order. Let family know in advance so only those residence who wanted it would be in the room. How many of their residents have heart conditions? I hope they considered that too… and what about the male residents? Do they get a stripper too?

    • Tavi

      The male residents got a trip to Hooters, this is actually what started it all. The woman wanted to get in on the fun ;)

  • Chris

    So lng as the residents have a choice to attend or not. (Hey, we’re having a stripper in the common room tonight!) Any money should not be the residents though, facility should supply a few dollars. If they have dementia, perhaps choose for them. I know my mother would have hated it, but with dementia would probably meekly go anywhere someone asked, not really understanding.

  • Bonnie Nichol DeBlauwe

    Sue sue sue This familt just wants money. She was having fun until her son found picture. Then it is like oh got cought with my hand in cookie jar. Now sone is sueing. If he cared so much she would be living with him and not a nursing home. Thats Love.

  • FaithC

    I hope my family dots this for me when im old and feeble and cant keep a coherent conversation… the cat inside or is the roodiepoo shinkledank in the possum trousers?

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