NYC Settles Porn Shop False Arrest Claim for $450,000

May 3, 2014
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NYC Settles Porn Shop False Arrest Claim for $450,000

A gay man who charged he was falsely arrested for prostitution in a Lower East Side porn shop in 2008 has settled the federal civil rights lawsuit he brought against New York City for $450,000.

“Settling this case was in the best interest of all parties,” Nick Paolucci, the deputy director of communications in the city’s Law Department, wrote in an April 25 email.

According to Robert Pinter, who brought the lawsuit and commented after this story was initially posted, he will receive $50,000 in the settlement, and the remaining $400,000 will compensate this attorneys, Jeffrey A. Rothman and James I. Meyerson.

Robert Pinter at a 2009 rally protesting the arrests of gay and bisexual men at Manhattan adult video stores. | VADIM SHEPEL

Robert Pinter at a 2009 rally protesting the arrests of gay and bisexual men at Manhattan adult video stores. | VADIM SHEPEL

Pinter, 58, was one of 41 men known to have been arrested for prostitution in six Manhattan porn shops in 2008 and early 2009.

Pinter, who was 52 at the time, was arrested in Blue Door Video on First Avenue by officers in the Manhattan South Vice Enforcement Squad. He first agreed to consensual sex with a much younger man, who turned out to be an undercover police officer, and as they were leaving the store, the younger man said he would pay for the sex. Pinter was arrested after he said nothing to the offer of money.

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[…] Pinter, who was 52 at the time, was arrested in Blue Door Video on First Avenue by officers in the Manhattan South Vice Enforcement Squad. He first agreed to consensual sex with a much younger man, who turned out to be an undercover police officer, and as they were leaving the store, the younger man said he …read more     […]

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