Attorney Discounts Stripper's Party Story

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A lawyer for Kwame Kilpatrick says legal documents claiming that a stripper got $1,000 to perform at a party at the Manoogian Mansion and led to the then-mayor's wife's attack on a woman who was giving him a lap dance are unfounded.

Tamika Ruffin's statement came in documents released Sunday by Norman Yatooma, lawyer for another stripper killed months after the long-rumored 2002 party.

Yatooma's filing was a response to efforts by Kilpatrick and the city to dismiss a lawsuit by Tamara Greene's family. The 27-year-old Greene was shot to death in 2003. Her family says city officials suppressed the investigation.

James Thomas tells the Detroit Free press that Yatooma's brief failed to prove Kilpatrick sabotaged the probe.

No one has been charged.

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