GREENVILLE Co., S.C. (WSPA) — A former dancer at Platinum Plus nightclub says a sting operation violated her constitutional rights. Now she’s suing the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office and two employees who were part of the operation.
Jennafir Cleary was charged with prostitution and exposure of body parts in April 2015. The charges against Cleary were dropped 18 months later.
Cleary claims that she suffered embarrassment, humiliation, anguish, and the cost of defending herself against a “false and malicious charge.”
She’s seeking damages and attorney’s fees.
In 2015, the adult entertainment venue was ordered to pay a $66,500 settlement and be subject to increased monitoring. Platinum Plus was also ordered to donate $10,000 to an Upstate nonprofit aimed at ending human trafficking.
Platinum Plus and its owner returned to court the following year to face a judge on alleged violations.
The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office released the following statement to 7News regarding the lawsuit:
To remain consistent with all pending litigation, the Sheriff’s Office will withhold comment in an effort to protect the integrity of the case.