Long Island Strip Club Owner Sues New York Governor Andrew Cuomo And SBA Over Covid-19 Restrictions
McCarthy claims New York State stripped of his constitutional rights. Now he has filed a federal lawsuit against Cuomo and the state of New York. The target of his wrath is New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
The Long Island strip club owner filed suit against Cuomo over his executive orders shuttering non-essential businesses amid the pandemic.
McCarthy’s attorney, Joe Murray told the New York Post:
Governor Cuomo is engaged in a huge overstep of executive power. He is infringing on people’s fundamental civil rights far beyond the least restrictive means allowable under the constitution. Someone should remind him he is the governor and not the king.
The lawsuit alleges the governor’s orders constituted a breach of constitutional duty.
As such, they have also caused McCarthy immediate and irreparable harm and actual and undue hardship.
The Long Island Strip club owner says his business can run safely through social distancing and by strict hygiene by staff. However, the orders do not even permit him an attempt to do so.
Long Island Strip Club Owner Is Also Suing SBA
McCarthy is also suing the SBA to court for denying his and other strip clubs funds from the federal coronavirus stimulus bill.
Sex-related businesses are not eligible for loans from the Paycheck Protection Program.
Thus, McCarthy filed suit against the SBA like a Michigan strip filed suit against the SBA several weeks ago.
The suit also states McCarthy is requesting a jury trial and at least $150,000 in damages and attorneys’ costs and fees
Governor Cuomo spokesman Richard Azzopardi told the media:
This executive authority was passed by the legislature and it was necessary to fight this pandemic.