Gay Porn Co. Fighting Back

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Phillip Bleicher and his legal team waste no time.

They’re already working on a lawsuit against Miami Florida, where city officials ruled Bleicher must relocate his porn palace.

In a note over at the website in question, Cocodorm.com, Bleicher writes:

With the Code Enforcement Board’s ruling, starting today, the city will fine us up to $500 per day for each day we remain open. We are filing an emergency motion in federal court to block the city’s ruling citing Voyeur Dorm v. City of Tampa and sue the City of Miami.

Miami is wasting tax dollars to prosecute the legal CocoDorm residence, while drug dealers and prostitutes reign free on the streets of this neighborhood, which is known for it’s infamous ‘hoe stroll’, but we suppose NBC and the city don’t care about real problems.

Customers do not visit the CocoDorm location and neighbors didn’t know about CocoDorm (until NBC knocked on their door after they received an anonymous packet mailed by a competitor). What happens inside of CocoDorm is no different than what happens behind the closed door of any other house; people live, interact and have sex. This is our and your First Amendment right, and we will fight for these rights.

By the way, no one from the neighborhood was present at any of the three hearings. In fact we have a petition of neighbors in support of CocoDorm!

We will not close the CocoDorm!

Bleicher and his boys not take this lying down. Unless they’re getting paid…

The referenced case followed a similar line: city tried – and ultimately failed – to shut down a porn broadcasting house. In that ruling, Judge Joel F. Dubina wrote that Voyeur Dorm broke no laws, because the action, if you will, took place elsewhere:

The residence of 2312 West Farwell Drive provides no ‘offer[ing] [of adult entertainment] to members of the public. The offering occurs when the videotaped images are dispersed over the Internet and into the public eye for consumption. The City Code cannot be applied to a location that does not, itself, offer adult entertainment to the public.

If Miami’s lawyers follow the same line of thinking, well, Bleicher’s got a case. And his neighbors, we’re sure, will hate him even more.