Black eye for naturism and naturist resorts?

Lupin Lodge Nudist Resort Exploits Workers

The class action lawsuit filed Friday in Santa Clara County Superior Court has identified at least 35 others who worked under similar conditions. It demands a jury trial, injunctive relief, back pay and compensation for legal fees. The Stouts, who also face felony water theft charges in criminal court, have yet to return requests for comment.

San Jose Inside reported on the illegal living and work conditions at Lupin in July, which prompted some of the residents to seek legal help. The resort has been sued in the past for violating labor laws.

“This is one of the worst cases I’ve ever seen,” McClellan’s lawyer Amy Carlson says. “It’s horrible … these people are stuck, they have no money, nothing for a deposit to move anywhere else, and they’re afraid to say anything because they don’t want to be homeless. To me, that is human trafficking.”

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  1. oldkahuna 3 years ago

    I regret this has happened to Lupin. I once spent a very long day there. It was filled with wonderful people who were open-hearted. Some in the naturist world have attacked Lupin for being so open to alternative nudist events. But this exploitation is something else entirely! I hope Lupin can come out of this with its positive vibes intact!

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