Talent scout Michael Albanese wanted to throw a disco-themed party to kick off the opening of his new agency, Natural Image Talent & Photography, at Club B66. Except, instead of a Studio 54 atmosphere, he claims that the event was ruined due to bad music, lousy drinks and name calling.
Albanese is now suing the club’s owner, Eric Krasucki. He states that an agreement was made wherein the club owner would receive $10 for every guest that showed up. The deal also included a discount on drinks and the DJ spinning hits from the 70’s.
According to the suit, the 200 or so guests that showed up to the 6612 New Utrecht Avenue location were sold expensive watered down booze and had to listen to hip hop all night.
Albanese’s lawsuit further alleges that Krasucki called his friends “mobsters” and he was called a “gumba” when he came to see Krasucki the next day. Albanese also says he is owed money, according to DNAinfo.
Krasucki refutes Albanese’s claims and said that the party planner got $2,000 from the event and the rest of the allegations are untrue. He denies ever calling him any racist names.
“I got this business 16 years. I’ve seen a lot, but I’ve never seen a guy like this guy,” Krasucki said. “I kept my word.”