American Express is suing the CEO of communications company Savvis Inc. for payment of $241,000 in credit card charges he allegedly ran up at a Manhattan topless club. CEO Robert A. McCormick disputes all but $20,000 of the bill.
McCormick admits he was in the club "Scores" in October 2003 with at least three other men, but he says that most of the charges attributed to him are fraudulent. "We got authorization for all of the charges," said a Scores representative.
The lawsuit filed by AMEX is at least the third suit involving this particular strip club for overcharging. The district attorney's office is investigating alleged overcharging at Scores.