Oracle sued over alleged strip-club expenses

Redwood City giant Oracle’s annual San Francisco conference for software developers, dubbed Oracle OpenWorld, typically attracts tens of thousands of people seeking technical insights about the company’s products.

But last year’s event also triggered a bit of funny business at a nearby strip club, according to a lawsuit unearthed by the San Francisco Chronicle.

The suit, filed in San Francisco County Superior Court, claims the employee — Jose Manuel Gomez Sanchez — used an Oracle American Express card to run up $33,500 in bills for unspecified “services” at the New Century Theater over two days.

Claiming to be San Francisco’s number one “bachelor and bachelorette party specialists,” the Larkin Street club’s website invites customers to “bring a woman (or two!) of your dreams into any of our private theme rooms, or go to any of our spacious VIP rooms for the ultimate in exclusive private experiences.”

Oracle spokeswoman Deborah Hellinger declined comment.

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