MIAMI, FLORIDA — The Miami venue playing host to a disturbing scene that went viral on social media last summer has reached a settlement with the state to pay a $10,000 fine.
In July 2022, a video erupted on social media revealing a young girl – determined by the state to be between 3 and 5 years old – holding the hand of a transvestite man wearing stripper attire with cash bills wedged in his lingerie.
The explicit video was widely circulated on Twitter by the popular account Libs of TikTok, while the original video was recorded in June as part of an “Pride” month event celebrating homosexuality and gender confusion. Many users asserted that the scene constituted child abuse.
Viewers online identified R House Inc in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood as the venue where the incident occurred. Following a three-week investigation, Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) filed an administrative complaint against the venue.
On Thursday, R House agreed to pay a $10,000 out-of-court settlement with the state. In addition to the hefty fine, the venue also pledged to “not knowingly permit patrons under 18 on premises during adult performances which contain, depict or simulate any activities violating [Florida law] and advertise the events as 18 and older only.”
R House also committed to checking IDs for anyone who appears to be under 25 years of age.
Last month, the Orlando venue that permitted children entrance to a hyper-sexualized performance by cross-dressing men in December also settled with DBPR, agreeing to pay a $5,000 fine.