December 13, 2005 04:01pm
Jenna Fights Scottsdale City Hall
Source: CJI Digital
by: Company Press Release
(SCOTTSDALE, AZ) -- Internationally known actress Jenna Jameson says she will launch a referendum effort to overturn a newly passed ordinance that would effectively put her out of the cabaret business.
Ms Jameson said, "We are outraged that Scottsdale Mayor Mary Manross and the City Council have enacted an ordinance that will effectively put our law-abiding and tax-paying cabaret out of business. They have created unfair and uncompromising rules governing the distance dancers have to be from cabaret patrons. This distance restriction will not be feasible within the small constraints of my cabaret Babe's, and would force me to shut down. This action was taken despite the fact that the dances the girls provide for customers are protected by our First Amendment rights under Freedom of Expression.
"I believe this would not have become an issue if I hadn't invested in the club. The mayor and her council members used my fame to generate publicity that panders to the religious right wing, without regard to the rights of the majority of our citizens who simply want to enjoy adult entertainment. The mayor and council are clearly set in their ultra conservative ways and out of touch with what the people want. I plan to redouble my efforts to make sure everyone realizes the implications of their action. I have instructed our lawyers to begin a referendum action to recall this absurd ordinance, which was drafted by a hired gun from Tennessee named Scott Bergthold who has made it his business to take away freedoms of expression and choice for consenting adults. I understand that this religious zealot gets paid to create situations like this, ones that will require lawsuits, and then he personally benefits by consulting or representing the city in resulting legal actions. We want to give the people of Scottsdale a voice in this matter, and the referendum will provide that opportunity."
The council last night enacted a revision to Scottsdale's Sexually Oriented Business laws that require dancers to stay four feet away from club patrons and outlaws all nude dancing.
Ms. Jameson as a first step she said she will create a new website (JennaFightsForFreedom.com) that will give people comprehensive information on the referendum campaign and act as a clearing house to hear opinions on this issue.
About Jenna Jameson:
According to New York Magazine Jenna Jameson is a "cultural icon." her book about her life and adventures from the ReganBooks imprint of HarperCollins, How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale, has been a New York Times and Amazon bestseller. Ms Jameson has debated at Oxford University in England, been profiled by the E! True Hollywood Stories, has made countless radio and television appearances and has appeared in thousands of newspaper and magazine articles. She controls her own film production company and is the chairwoman of ClubJenna, Inc., a product licensing and Internet management firm that handles the Web activities for more than a dozen top adult stars, operates ClubJennaMall.com, a popular online retail store and has a free non-explicit Website, JustJennaJameson.com. She directs the careers of other top adult stars through her "ClubJenna Girl" program in which actresses such as Krystal Steal, McKenzie Lee, Jesse Capelli, Ashton Moore and Sophia Rossi are signed to exclusive production contracts. Vivid Entertainment Group has selected Jenna as a Vivid Girl and films produced by her own production company are distributed by Vivid. Forbes magazine puts her on its "Celebrity 100" list, FHM ranks her both as one of the 100 Most Beautiful Girls in the World and one of the 100 Sexiest, and VH1 says she is among the "100 Hottest Hotties."