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.
“He was coherent until he saw the bill,” 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, “voluntarily came to plaintiff’s place of business and requested that plaintiff provide him with food, beverages and services.”
He “contested the charges alleging that he was drugged by plaintiff’s employees and thus did not authorize the charges and/or he was not at plaintiff’s place of business on the aforesaid dates,” the suit says.
“He spent a lot of money,” club rep Steven Sabbeth told The Post. “He was partaking and tipping and drinking.”
The club claims it has video footage showing Younan there on all four dates.
“Within two weeks, he was here four times. So if he was drugged the first time, I guess he liked it,” Sabbeth quipped.
Younan’s father, who is also a cardiologist, says the Amex is a joint corporate credit card.
“We get a lot of very wealthy people here,” Hyman said, adding that it’s “very rare” they don’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.