The Cheetah Club near West Palm Beach Florida just settled a dispute with Michael Ireland, a patron who had visited the laptop dance club and got more than an eyeful.
Online accounts of what happened vary. One source states that the injury occurred during a lapdance; another states the stripper, named Suki, was walking on the bar when someone slapped her on the butt. She turned and kicked, her stilletto heel catching Ireland in the eye, shattering his eye socket and other bones in his face. After several surgeries, Ireland suffers from permanent double vision, which interferes with his ability to work in his job as a roofer.
The Club decided to settle out of court for $650.000, fearing that a lawsuit might result in greater damages. According to Jay Leno, this was a case of Mr. Ireland being "in the thong place at the thong time." No information was available to confirm or disprove the rumor Mr. Ireland requested that the settlement be paid in all one dollar bills or that the plaintiff would have been willing to drop the suit if Suki was willing to turn the other cheek.