Club Madonna: City allows Miami Beach strip club to reopen
3:39 PM, Jan 29, 2014
3:49 PM, Jan 29, 2014
MIAMI (AP) -- The City of Miami Beach has allowed a strip club to reopen more than two weeks after it was shut down because of allegations that a 13-year-old runaway was forced to dance there.
Club Madonna was allowed to open Monday night.
City Manager Jimmy Morales issued an emergency order to revoke Club Madonna's certificate of use Jan. 10. But following assurances that new measures -- including the hiring of a compliance officer -- would be taken to prevent an underage dancer from performing at the club, Morales issued a stay Monday to the original revocation.
Police arrested three people earlier this month for allegedly forcing a runaway teen to prostitute herself and dance at the club.
Dan Aaronson, an attorney for Club Madonna, said the club's owner was unaware the girl performed there.