September 20, 2001 02:02pm
Eric Langan Intends to Vigorously Defend Charges
Source: Rick's Cabaret International
by: Company Press Release
(HOUSTON, TX)-- Eric Langan, president of Rick's Cabaret International Inc., was charged in Mobile, Ala., on charges stemming from a tanning salon that Mr. Langan previously owned and sold more than five (5) years ago. The charges are completely and totally unrelated to the operations or activities of Rick's or Mr. Langan's relationship as president of Rick's.
The charges relate to a recently enacted statute in Alabama aimed at the adult entertainment business. The charges allege that Mr. Langan owned, had an interest in or was in control of the tanning salon, which he sold more than five years before, where the State alleges that nudity recently occurred in violation of Section 13A-12-200.11 of the Code of Alabama.
Mr. Langan, who has not been in Mobile, Ala., for more than five years, stated that, ``These charges are wholly without merit and I intend to aggressively and vigorously defend myself against these charges. I am confident that I will be completely vindicated in this matter.''
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Important factors that could cause Rick's actual results to differ materially from those indicated in this press release include the risks and uncertainties as to whether the definitive documentation will ultimately be executed, the future operational and financial results of the newly acquired Web site, the future operational strength of Voice Media, the laws governing the operation of adult entertainment businesses, competitive factors, dependence on key personnel and the ability to manage operations. Rick's has no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of future events or circumstances.
Rick's Cabaret International Inc., Houston
Eric Langan, 281/820-1181
The Howell Group, Dallas
Larry Howell, 214/368-1592