Comedian Iliza Shlesinger Sued for Banning Men From 'Girls Night In' Show

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In 2009, he sued the Oakland A's for sex discrimination when the team gave plaid baseball caps to women during a Mother's Day and not the men.

St. George says he and a male friend, who had bought tickets online, were initially told they could enter the theatre but only if they sat at the back of the auditorium - a situation which his lawyer Alfred Rava compared to "the Montgomery City Lines bus company in Montgomery, Alabama circa 1955".

When we first heard about a lawsuit aimed at standup comic Iliza Shlesinger for doing a girls-only show, we thought it was merely some more dumb man-baby bullshit.

George, a 21-year-old California man, claims he was told that he and a friend would only be allowed in the back row of Shlesinger's November 13 "Girls Night in with Iliza - No Boys Allowed" show "because of their sex", he said in a lawsuit acquired by the Hollywood Reporter.

There's no word on what kind of damages St. George is seeking or whether or not Iliza plans to fight this suit in court instead of settling, but this has the feel of a very contentious public battle that will turn at least a few heads in the comedy community. He also questioned how the show was different from a "Caucasian Night" or "Heterosexual Night".

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According to the Unruh Civil Rights Act, which Rava cites in the complaint against Shlesinger, "businesses may not discriminate in admittance, prices, or services offered to customers based on the customers' sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, medical condition, marital status, or sexual orientation".

Violations are punishable by a $4,000 fine, plus attorneys' fees.

Rava said via email that he is no longer part of the group, and that St. George was never a member.

Shlesinger has not publicly responded to the lawsuit (she's busy entertaining the troops at the tail end of a USO tour at the moment) and indeed may not legally be allowed to comment at all.

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