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August 18, 2020 2 mins

Racket: Inside the Gold Club dives into the world of the Gold Club, untangling the web of players, in an immersive, character-driven drama.

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Speaker 1 (00:01):
The Gold Club was Atlanta's top strip club in the
nineteen nineties twentieth century, bacchanal for the rich and famous,
with patrons Dennis Rodman, Michael Jordan's Madonna, the King of Sweden,
Donald Trump, people from all over the country, sports figures, politicians,
everybody came to the Gold Club. It was the spot

(00:22):
to go. The Gold Club hadn't made and they knew
the formula to get filthy rich with the sexiest entertainment
in the South. I would chain up a girl and
drag her through the club, drag across the stage, and
the guys loved it, loved it. But on March it

(00:43):
all came crumbling down. Next thing I hear is a
bunch of screening, and that's when raid happened. The FBI
rated the club. This led to a one page indictment
from the federal government which read like a laundry lists
of scandals. There were charges of prostitution, extortion, credit card fraud,

(01:06):
airline fraud, racketeering, and an affiliation with the mob. It was,
you know, an objective of organized crime at the time
to spread their influence, and of course it's an objective
of the organized crime program during my time to stop them.
I'm journalist Christina Lee, and I'll be taking you behind
the scenes of the Gold Club scandal, from the booty

(01:28):
and bubbly to the deceit and courtroom drama. At some point,
I had these these moments of clarity where I'm like,
this is late not normal. Oh, my life has been
ucking a rack. Racket. Oh. From School of Humans and

(01:57):
I Heart Radio, this is racket inside a Gold Club.
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