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BOLI proposed order directs $1 million to second victim in Stars Cabaret investigation

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Stars Cabaret in Beaverton (file image) Stars Cabaret in Beaverton (file image)
BEAVERTON, OR (KPTV) -

The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries has issued a proposed order to direct $1 million in damages to the second victim connected with an investigation into Stars Cabaret in Beaverton.

BOLI initiated an investigation in 2015 alleging civil rights violations against two girls who were 13 and 15 years old when they worked at the strip club.  

BOLI previously secured a settlement of $1.25 million to the younger girl, which was the largest individual settlement in the agency’s history.

On Wednesday, BOLI stated Stars Cabaret and manager Jon Herkenrath were jointly liable for the "unlawful conduct,” including sexual harassment and discrimination, against the older girl.

Both Stars and Herkenrath will have the opportunity to file exceptions in the case.

"No person should ever be subjected to what this young woman experienced. Today's proposed order begins to address this injustice by holding Stars accountable and awarding damages that reflect the severity of harassment," said Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian.

BOLI was initially seeking $4 million for each victim. The victims also filed a civil lawsuit seeking $4 million each.

Several men were previously arrested, convicted and sentenced to prison after a sex trafficking investigation that began in 2013 involving the club.

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