Charlie Sheen threatens to sue strip club for naming VIP room after him

May 02, 2012, 08:37 IST | ANI

Charlie Sheen has threatened to take legal action against a New York strip club that has a VIP room named in his honour.

Topless mecca Cheetahs set up a VIP room named after the warlock last year following his infamous tiger blood-fueled TV appearances, the New York Post reported.

Charlie Sheen

For 250-dollars a head, guests could eat sushi off the body of the club’s goddesses in the privacy of the “Charlie Sheen Room,” which was plastered with grinning pictures of him.

But Sheen’s lawyers made sure Cheetahs would not be winning with that strategy. They slapped chiefs of the West 43rd Street “gentlemen’s club” with a cease-and-desist letter, demanding the room be immediately dismantled.

Sam Zherka, president of the parent company that owns Cheetahs, told Page Six it created the Charlie Sheen space a year ago because, “We figured it would be comical to name a room after him. It was a room where you could dine on sushi served on cellophane on the body of one of our entertainers, not where you do crack.

“Then we got notification from his lawyer to cease and desist, claiming the usage of his name would be detrimental to his persona. They said they would sue us for millions if we carried on.

“How could sushi damage Charlie Sheen’s reputation?” Zherka mused. We thought dedicating a room to dine in his honor would help repair and elevate his image. He should have called us up and thanked us.

“We have now removed his name, he wasn’t doing big business for us anyway. We had a little ritual and threw his image in garbage — a celebration of Charlie Sheen being dumped,” the president of the company said.

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