POSTED: Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 11:13am

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 2:24pm

Man sues strip club after being kicked in head by dancer

A Loxahatchee, Florida man is suing West Palm Beach's Cheetah nightclub, claiming he was permanently injured after a dancer kicked him in the head.

Michael Ireland has filed suit against the club, alleging dancer Sakeena Shageer kicked him 'without warning.'

Cheetah Palm Beach manager Rod Kimbrough says that's not quite the way they remember the night.

"A patron violently slapped the young woman on her buttocks and she was walking around the top of the bar and I guess out of a natural response she turned around and kicked him. From what I'm told he refused medical attention and came back in the club after that and had beers," says Kimbrough.

He also questions how Shageer, who dances by the stage name Suki, could have caused so much damage.

"She's a very nice, young small girl, definitely did nothing in a malice way."

"Small is the operative word?" asks Holmes.

"Yeah. Five foot one," says Kimbrough.

Ireland has retained law firm Lytal and Company.

They say they tried to resolve the issue with the club's insurance carrier.

When that failed, they filed the lawsuit.

Ireland and Shageer could not be reached for comment.

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