Updated:SANDY SPRINGS, Ga.,None —
Sandy Springs says strip clubs are allowing lewd behavior
Attorneys for the city of Sandy Springs say several adult entertainment venues are allowing lewd behavior to go on behind closed doors.
The city has asked a judge to intervene in what has become an ongoing legal fight between the young city and the businesses that have been there long before Sandy Springs became a city.
Bobby Watts was visiting a friend at adult novelty shop
called Inserection on Roswell Road on Thursday afternoon. He said he supports the business and its mission.
"They're making a living. Doing it honestly," Watts said.
According to a court motion, Sandy Springs officials do not believe that. The motion claims inappropriate behavior has been going on at
Inserection and at strip clubs Flashers, Mardi Gras and Main Stage.
According to documents filed at the Fulton County Superior Court this week, attorneys allege the establishments have "continued to flout the regulations governing their establishments for many years."
At the strip clubs, court papers say undercover agents "documented repetitive and ongoing violations of the no-touch regulation, the prohibition on adult entertainment in private areas" and another law banning sex acts.
The document also claims that agents documented "repetitive and ongoing violations of the prohibition on more than one person in a viewing booth at one time, and the prohibition of sexual activity in a viewing booth in Inserection."
Attorneys for the city want a judge to force the establishments to comply with the laws or face being shut down.
Watts says it isn't fair.
"Leave these people alone," Watts said.
An attorney for one of the strip clubs said he believes the city is harassing the clubs, and he's not sure why the
city's handling the situation.