Greenville judge temporarily closes strip club

This screen grab from a WHNS/NDN news video shows the outside of the Platinum Plus strip club in Greenville. A judge has temporarily closed the club.

GREENVILLE, S.C. — A judge has temporarily closed a Greenville strip club where sheriff’s deputies have been called hundreds of times in the past three years.

Local media outlets report that Judge Charles Simmons on Wednesday closed the club until a trial decision can be made on a lawsuit to shutter Platinum Plus permanently.

Prosecutor Walt Wilkins wants to close the business as a public nuisance. Sheriff’s records show deputies have been called to the club 282 times since the beginning of 2012.

Deputies were called 52 times because of a disturbance. Officers were called 49 times to investigate a suspicious vehicle.

Elephant Inc., the company that operates Platinum Plus, has denied management knew about any wrongdoing and is appealing the ruling.

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Information from: The Greenville News, http://www.greenvillenews.com