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Supreme Court Orders New Benefits Calculation for Exotic Dancer Shot While Working

By Sherri Okamoto (Legal Reporter)

Friday, April 21, 2017 | 1085 | 1 | 2 min read

The South Carolina Supreme Court this week ruled that an adult entertainer who was shot while performing at a Columbia-area strip club isn’t limited to an award of benefits of just $75 a week. LeAndra Lewis has made two trips to the Supreme Court in pursuit of compensation for her injuries, and both times she secured decisions in her favor. Lewis was 19 years old when an altercation among the Boom Boom Room's patrons erupted into a gunfight in 2008. A stray bullet struck Lewis in the abdomen while she was dancing on stage. Doctors removed a kidney and told her she m...

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George Corson Apr 21, 2017 06:45 AM

I always find it very difficult to enjoy the Entertainment during a gunfight. I do hope Ms. Lewis received additional award for her injuries from the highly unskilled shooter, because her pole-dancing days may be over. Perhaps she can use her financial recovery to retrain as a tax-preparer, since 2008 seems to have slipped between the cracks.

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