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USA: PAUL SHIMKONIS IS SUING A NIGHTCLUB CLAIMING HE SUFFERED WHIPLASH WHEN A TOPLESS DANCER HIT HIM WITH HER BREASTS


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A Florida man is suing a nightclub, claiming he suffered whiplash when a topless dancer knocked him out with her oversized breasts.
Paul Shimkonis knows some people might find his lawsuit funny, but he insists that what happened at his bachelor party at the Diamond Dolls nightclub two years ago is no laughing matter.
Shimkonis says he was attacked by Tawny Peaks, a 38-year-old exotic dancer and actress hired to perform at the bachelor party.According to the Florida man, Tawny approached him and slammed her oversized breasts into his face, knocking him out and giving him whiplash.
"I was literally seeing stars," said Shimkonis."The best way to describe it is like a concrete block hitting me in the forehead." Shimkonis filed suit in Pinellas County Court on Tuesday (June 30), seeking more than 15,000 U.S.dollars in damages from the Diamond Dolls club.
According to the suit, Shimkonis suffered head, neck and other injuries that caused bodily harm, pain, suffering, disfigurement, mental anguish and loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life.
Many say the suit is ridiculous, especially those who work in the club.
"I would have liked to have been that guy sitting in the chair that night," said one worker.
The dancer, who has appeared in a number of adult magazines and has several internet sites dedicated to her career, has not been named specifically in the suit and has not yet made a public comment.


Reference 6260/98
Tape 4867
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Source REUTERS TELEVISION/ FOX TELEVISION/ NBC
Restrictions Restrictions on certain uses may apply, and may vary from those listed.
PART NO ACCESS USA /PART NO ACCESS USA/CNN
Time code 00.02.33 - 00.03.36
Date original JULY 1 1998
Duration 1.03
Technical S2/3 P2/3
Subset Reuters Television
Location CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES
Sound NATURAL WITH ENGLISH SPEECH/ PART MUTE
Colourbw COLOUR

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA (JULY 1, 1998)
(FOX TV - NO ACCESS USA)
(MUTE):-
1. LAS SIGNS AT THE EXTERIOR OF DIAMOND DOLLS CLUB INCLUDING ONE THAT READS "ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK - HOUSE OF PEAKS." AND WEBSITE ADDRESS "WWW.DIAMOND-DOLLS.COM" (3 SHOTS) 0.10
2. SLV PAUL SHIMKONIS WALKING IN HOUSE (MUTE) 0.14
3. CU PHOTOGRAPH OF DANCER TAWNY PEAKS 0.18
4. SCU SHIMKONIS SAYING "I WAS LITERALLY SEEING STARS. THE BEST WAY TO DESCRIBE IT IS LIKE A CONCRETE BLOCK HITTING ME IN THE FOREHEAD." (ENGLISH) 0.27
(NBC - NO ACCESS CNN/USA)
5. SCU/SLV DIAMOND DOLLS WORKER WALKING AT DIAMOND DOLLS CLUB 0.34
(FOX TV - NO ACCESS USA)
6. SCU WORKER SAYING "I WOULD HAVE LIKED TO HAVE BEEN THAT GUY SITTING IN THE CHAIR THAT NIGHT." (ENGLISH) 0.37
(RTV)
7. SCU PHOTOGRAPHS OF TAWNY PEAKS ON ADULT INTERNET SITE (2 SHOTS) 0.51
(FOX TV - NO ACCESS USA)
7. SCU DIAMOND DOLLS DANCER DANCING (6 SHOTS) 1.03

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