In May, the Pink Pony ownership filed a lawsuit against the DeKalb County municipality claiming Brookhaven’s ordinance to regulate sexually oriented businesses would put the club out of business. Specifically, the ordinance would prohibit nude dancing, with or without serving alcohol. The city announced Thursday afternoon it would not enforce the ordinance until a Superior Court judge ruled on its legality.
“Throughout the approximately twenty-two years of operation, Pink Pony has never been cited for any violation of any ordinance or state law,” Pink Pony attorneys wrote in their complaint against the city.
Alan Begner, the ponytailed Pink Pony attorney who’s for years represented adult entertainment establishments against local governments, made similar comments in a television interview.
“The Pink Pony has been operating 22 years and has never been cited for a violation of any law or ordinance,” Begner told WXIA-TV.
So is their claim risque? PolitiFact Georgia thought we’d take this claim for a ride on the Truth-O-Meter. Has the Pink Pony ownership ever been cited for a violation of any state or local ordinance? What we found surprised us.