Elisabeth Eaves has a great op-ed in the NY Times today about Robert McCormick, the Savvis CEO who allegedly ran up at $241,000 tab at a topless club in New York (he's on unpaid leave of absence while the company looks into the story).
"The Manhattan District Attorney's office is investigating allegations of overcharging at Scores. To which I say...you've got to be kidding -- there's no such thing as 'overcharging' in this industry. Does Christian Dior 'overcharge" when it sells a handbag for $13,000?"After explaining the fantasy world that is a high-end strip club, she concludes:
"Sure the dancers hustled Mr. McCormick, but no more so than the occasional Mercedes dealer. Buyer's remorse is not an occasion to stiff the seller. So, gentlemen, pay the bill. A reasonably priced lap dance is not a right."The whole thing's here. Eaves' book about her former career is here.
So far, there's no comment from Mrs. McCormick.