Former dancer sues Myrtle Beach strip club

A former dancer at a gentleman's club in Myrtle Beach has sued Thee New Dollhouse, accusing the owners of violating state and federal minimum wage and overtime laws.

Alexis DeGidio filed the class action lawsuit in federal court on behalf of dancers in similar circumstances. She worked at the club and its previous business, Crazy Horse Saloon and Restaurant Incorporated between 2004 and 2011.

The lawsuit accuses owners of Thee New Dollhouse of avoiding paying DeGidio and other workers at least the applicable minimum wage. DeGidio also accuses the business of improperly withholding tips they earned for lap dances and other services.

The lawsuit says DeGidio is now one of the club's wait staff.

DeGidio is suing for an award of unpaid minimum wages, unpaid overtime wages, restitution of gratuities, and attorney fees.

The operator of the club, Michael J. Peter and Associates, has not filed a response to the lawsuit.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.