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Wisconsin strip club reaches $400K settlement with dancers

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin strip club has agreed to pay $400,000 to settle dancers’ claims that they were paid essentially nothing for their performances.

Teriana Jones, who worked as a stripper at Cruisin’ Chubbys Gentleman’s Club, filed a federal class-action lawsuit in 2017 alleging club managers required dancers to share tips to such an extent that the dancers weren’t paid minimum wage or overtime. The class includes about 109 dancers.

The club and the strippers filed a proposed settlement on Tuesday. The deal calls for the club to pay the strippers and their attorneys $400,000. The attorneys will receive $136,000.

The dancers will divide $245,700. Jones will get an additional $10,000 and her fellow dancer, Bethany Morrisey, an additional $8,000 for acting as class representatives.

The settlement is subject to court approval.

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