Owner: We loved having Kiefer Sutherland in our strip club
Countering earlier reports that a sodden Sutherland had been forcibly ejected, club owner Peter Stringfellow has blogged that the actor was charming to all, simply slipped while exiting under the protection of club security, and had stripped off his own shirt as a joke.
"When it was explained to him very gently that that was the job of the girls and not the customers he burst out laughing," Stringfellow wrote. "His friend thought that this would be a good time for them go home."
The back-door departure was an attempt to keep Sutherland away from paparazzi lenses, he says -- though someone snapped a shot that looks as if one bouncer has the actor in a headlock. Stringfellow says that's just how his guy caught the "24" star after slipped and fell.
We'd love to link you directly, but, well, it's a strip club blog, which means ...
In the "something new every day" category, this is indeed the first strip club we've come across that has a celebrity blog attached. Heck, what's not to love about stars showing up to blow off steam -- assurances that inside Stringfellows, unauthorized celebrity photography is verboten suggest the club digs this sort of business.
Then again, what kind of strip club does allow a lot of photography in the house?
Still, the invite is out there: "Kiefer, if you read this we’d love to see you at the club the girls had a terrific time with you and you are welcome back at Stringfellows anytime."
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Kiefer Sutherland in London for the premiere of "Monsters vs. Aliens" on March 11, 2009. Credit: Daniel Deme / EPA