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October 25, 1994 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
A Playa del Rey man who owned Chippendale's--the male strip club--committed suicide in a Downtown jail cell early Monday morning, just hours before he was scheduled to be sentenced to a lengthy prison term for the murder-for-hire of his former business partner. A federal prison spokesman said that correctional officers found Somen (Steve) Banerjee lying dead in his cell at the Metropolitan Detention Center shortly before 4 a.m. "Mr.
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October 25, 1994 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
A Playa del Rey man who owned Chippendale's--the male strip club--committed suicide in a Downtown jail cell early Monday morning, just hours before he was scheduled to be sentenced to a lengthy prison term for the murder-for-hire of his former business partner. A federal prison spokesman said that correctional officers found Somen (Steve) Banerjee lying dead in his cell at the Metropolitan Detention Center shortly before 4 a.m. "Mr.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1988
The owner of Chippendales was ordered to appear in court Jan. 31 or face immediate arrest after he failed to show up Wednesday for a court hearing for a former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy who danced in the nightclub's all-male revue at the same time that he was pursing a permanent disability claim from the county. Los Angeles Municipal Judge Alban I.
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July 30, 1994 | EDWARD J. BOYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The owner of Chippendale's, a touring company of male strippers, pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to arranging the murder of an award-winning television producer and to a racketeering charge growing out of an attempted arson at a Marina del Rey restaurant. By pleading guilty to a murder-for-hire charge, Somen (Steve) Banerjee admitted that he was responsible for the April, 1987, murder of Emmy Award-winning television producer Nick Denoia in New York City, said Assistant U.S. Atty.
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October 7, 1993 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
A federal grand jury has indicted the owner of Chippendale's, the male stripper club, for allegedly orchestrating the 1987 murder of Nick De Noia, an award-winning television director who was once choreographer for the club's touring dance company, U.S. Atty. Terree A. Bowers announced Wednesday. De Noia, the former husband of actress Jennifer O'Neill, was shot in the face at his Midtown Manhattan office and the case has remained unsolved.
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July 30, 1994 | EDWARD J. BOYER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The owner of Chippendale's, a touring company of male strippers, pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to arranging the murder of an award-winning television producer and to a racketeering charge growing out of an attempted arson at a Marina del Rey restaurant. By pleading guilty to a murder-for-hire charge, Somen (Steve) Banerjee admitted that he was responsible for the April, 1987, murder of Emmy Award-winning television producer Nick Denoia in New York City, said Assistant U.S. Atty.
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August 3, 1988 | JEANNINE STEIN, Times Staff Writer
Mann's Chinese Theater, Tail o' the Pup, Frederick's of Hollywood--they're all Los Angeles landmarks of kitsch. But another member of the list, Chippendales, soon may be off, if, as its owner promises, it uproots itself from its nine-year Westside site and moves out of the city. The club has a sex discrimination suit pending, has lost its liquor license and may have its fire permit permanently revoked. This Friday, it will relocate temporarily to another area location.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 1986 | KRISTINE McKENNA
The men of Chippendale's are so busting with high-spirited lust, they pert near snort and stamp the ground like wild stallions. Italian stallions, to be specific. Yes, though it's been nearly a decade since those sizzling palookas Travolta and Stallone muscled their way into the American libido, their brawny blueprint for sex appeal continues to thrive.
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July 1, 1988
Two men and a woman filed suit Wednesday against Chippendales, alleging that men are unlawfully barred from watching the West Los Angeles club's all-male strip shows. The suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, seeks unspecified general damages and attorney fees, and a permanent injunction to stop certain practices at Chippendales, which claims to be the nation's first all-male strip show nightclub.
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October 7, 1993 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
A federal grand jury has indicted the owner of Chippendale's, the male stripper club, for allegedly orchestrating the 1987 murder of Nick De Noia, an award-winning television director who was once choreographer for the club's touring dance company, U.S. Atty. Terree A. Bowers announced Wednesday. De Noia, the former husband of actress Jennifer O'Neill, was shot in the face at his Midtown Manhattan office and the case has remained unsolved.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1988
The owner of Chippendales was ordered to appear in court Jan. 31 or face immediate arrest after he failed to show up Wednesday for a court hearing for a former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy who danced in the nightclub's all-male revue at the same time that he was pursing a permanent disability claim from the county. Los Angeles Municipal Judge Alban I.
NEWS
August 3, 1988 | JEANNINE STEIN, Times Staff Writer
Mann's Chinese Theater, Tail o' the Pup, Frederick's of Hollywood--they're all Los Angeles landmarks of kitsch. But another member of the list, Chippendales, soon may be off, if, as its owner promises, it uproots itself from its nine-year Westside site and moves out of the city. The club has a sex discrimination suit pending, has lost its liquor license and may have its fire permit permanently revoked. This Friday, it will relocate temporarily to another area location.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 1986 | KRISTINE McKENNA
The men of Chippendale's are so busting with high-spirited lust, they pert near snort and stamp the ground like wild stallions. Italian stallions, to be specific. Yes, though it's been nearly a decade since those sizzling palookas Travolta and Stallone muscled their way into the American libido, their brawny blueprint for sex appeal continues to thrive.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1988
Chippendales is in trouble again. This time, the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control wants the Westside male strip club's liquor license. ABC officials said Thursday that their appeals board recently upheld a contested ruling that cited the club in violation of the business and professions code barring sexual discrimination.
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