Bouncer beat down results in suit against Gold Club

By David Yates | Mar 15, 2011

Last March, two bouncers and a Gold Club manager became "physically violent" with patron Carl Caldwell.

Alleging the exotic dancing establishment's employees acted "recklessly and negligently," Caldwell filed suit against Fannett Entertainment, doing business as Gold Club, on March 11 in Jefferson County District Court.

In his suit, Caldwell says the alleged assault took place on March 13, 2010, while on the Gold Club's premises.

However, the suit does not state why the bouncers were provoked, nor does it describe Caldwell's alleged injuries, which "he will suffer for the remainder of his life."

The suit only accuses the Gold Club of negligently "failing to train employees to handle minor disputes ... without assaulting customers."

Caldwell also blames the Gold Club for "failing to cull employees with a propensity to become physically violent when angry."

The plaintiff is suing for his alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages, plus all court costs.

Beaumont attorney Adam Terrell of Weller, Green, Toups & Terrell is representing him.

Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court, has been assigned to the case.

A similar suit alleging a physical assault by Gold Club bouncers in a separate incident was filed in Jefferson County in January.

Case No. D189-581

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