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Civil lawsuit seeks $4 million each for girls in Stars Cabaret sex abuse case

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Stars Cabaret in Beaverton (file image) Stars Cabaret in Beaverton (file image)
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A civil lawsuit is seeking $4 million each for two girls involved in sex abuse and harassment investigations at Stars Cabaret in Beaverton.

The lawsuit states a 13-year-old girl was sexually abused by a manager at Stars Cabaret who compelled the girl to work as a prostitute. The other girl, who was 15 years old, was induced to "sell her body for money" to benefit the business, according to the lawsuit.

The civil complaint alleges she was inappropriately touched by customers, managers and employees and was the victim of "recklessly inflicted emotional distress."

Several men were arrested, convicted and sentenced to prison in connection with the sex trafficking investigation involving the two girls that began in 2013.   

The Bureau of Labor and Industries filed formal civil rights charges against Stars Cabaret in Beaverton earlier this year alleging discrimination and harassment of the two girls.

BOLI is also seeking at least $4 million each for the girls.

The lawsuit has been filed parallel with the pending BOLI charges, according to the girls' representatives, attorneys Anthony Reiner and Janis Puracal of Maloney Lauersdorf Reiner PC, and Joel Shapiro of the Law Office of Joel Shapiro. 

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