DETROIT – A lawyer for former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick says legal documents claiming a stripper got $1,000 to perform at a party at the then-mayor's mansion and led to Kilpatrick's wife's attacking a woman who was giving him a lap dance are unfounded.
Tamika Ruffin's statement came in documents released Sunday by Norman Yatooma, a lawyer for another stripper killed months after the long-rumored 2002 party.
Yatooma's filing was a response to efforts by Kilpatrick and the city to dismiss a lawsuit by Tamara Greene's family. Greene was shot to death in 2003. Her family says city officials suppressed the investigation.
James Thomas tells the Detroit Free press that Yatooma's brief failed to prove Kilpatrick sabotaged the probe.
No charges have been filed. City lawyers did not return messages Monday.