Woman Acquitted After Wild Strip Club Fight

Two women walk into a strip club and soon come to blows, but a jury has dressed down any possibility of criminal charges.

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A drunken adventure at a North Beach strip club turned into a fight between two women. Now that we have your attention, we should point out that the woman facing criminal charges in that incident has been acquitted and will not face a jail sentence of up to a year and a half.

That incident was an August 6 girls’ night out gone bad that started at the North Beach strip club Little Darlings and ended with two counts of battery. Two women from Marin County visited the club and were ejected for rowdy behavior. But then things got really crazy.

The two women argued on their car ride home. The designated driver demanded the other woman leave the car, and threw the woman’s purse at her when she complied. But the driver swiped a debit card from the purse before doing so.

This led to a physical altercation that left both women with bumps, bruises, and scrapes.

The woman tossed from the car found herself unexpectedly under arrest a month after the incident, and was charged with two battery counts that carried up to a year and a half of jail time. But Deputy Public Defender Kathleen Natividad argued that the designated driver had been equally intoxicated, and a San Francisco jury agreed when the case went to trial.

“She didn’t want to be driven home by an intoxicated driver,” Public Defender Jeff Adachi said in a statement. “When that argument turned physical, she acted lawfully to protect herself. Thanks to a tenacious public defender and a thoughtful jury, she can put this ordeal behind her.”

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