A New Jersey cardiologist who was hit with a $135,303 bill from a NYC strip club says he never set foot inside the place and if he did he was drugged.
â€śHe was coherent until he saw the bill,â€ť said Stephen Hyman, the manager of Scores.
According to Scores, Dr. Zyad Younan, a cardiologist at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, is a repeat customer who racked up the hefty tab on his American Express card during four visits in a 10-day period last November, New York Daily News reported.
Scores filed a lawsuit against Younan, 41, in Manhattan Supreme Court stating the doctor, â€śvoluntarily came to plaintiffâ€™s place of business and requested that plaintiff provide him with food, beverages and services.â€ť
He â€ścontested the charges alleging that he was drugged by plaintiffâ€™s employees and thus did not authorize the charges and/or he was not at plaintiffâ€™s place of business on the aforesaid dates,â€ť the suit says.
â€śHe spent a lot of money,â€ť club rep Steven Sabbeth toldÂ The Post. â€śHe was partaking and tipping and drinking.â€ť
The club claims it has video footage showing Younan there on all four dates.
â€śWithin two weeks, he was here four times. So if he was drugged the first time, I guess he liked it,â€ť Sabbeth quipped.
Younanâ€™s father, who is also a cardiologist, says the Amex is a joint corporate credit card.
â€śWe get a lot of very wealthy people here,â€ť Hyman said, adding that itâ€™s â€śvery rareâ€ť they donâ€™t pay.
A bottle of champagne at the West Side establishment can top $1,000 each and a meal is easily $250 per person, the Daily News reported.