Novara Media, April 2019
A union has said it will seek “legal remedies” following a sting operation by anti-strip club campaigners linked to the Women’s Equality party (WEP).
In recent months, the anti-strip club campaign Not Buying It has paid male private investigators, including two former police officers, to pose as customers in strip clubs in Sheffield and Manchester with the aim of revealing behaviours that breach the rules of sexual entertainment venue (SEV) licensing.
Although filming is prohibited in strip clubs to protect dancers’ privacy, the men are understood to have recorded partially or fully nude performers without their consent using hidden cameras. The men’s accounts and recordings were then shared with handlers and the findings presented to local authorities in a bid to get the clubs’ SEV licences revoked…