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brianna

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I have known Mat for over 30 years and he does not drink or do drugs and has NEVER knowinglt allowed prostitution or selling of drugs in any of his establishments. I have visited Platinium showgirls and was actually amazed at what a tight ship he ran. There are alot of strip clubs in south florida that knowing let these activities go on. This was a wtch hunt out to get rid of this club. The city had offered mat nearly 7 million dollars not more than a year and a half ago to leave Boyton beach. Thats right, 7 million. Mat ran a respectable club and all the women who worked there respected him. He would go out of his way to help them in any way. Most of the girls invested in homes because of Mat . I wish him all the best in this court battle. Also, Mat wasn't the one selling drugs or profiting from prostitution. It was the girls who worked there. And to POGOSTICK, 18 years old is not a kid. Just ask the men and women in our armed services if they are a kid, cause they are dying for you every day !!
I cannot believe that the cops could make all this up? Perhaps somethings got misconstrued but WHY would he hire a MADAM?? there is only one reason for that and that is prostitution. I realize he cannot be everywhere at once but as the owner its his duty to know what is occuring in his club. What did he think the girls were taking the guys in the back room for? To discuss a book? have coffee? talk about world events? He knew the girls were having sex with the guys and getting paid for it and he hired a madam for it.

The drug selling was rampant too. and serving alcohol to the underage is just plain evil and very illegal. Also this bar has been the site of rapes, beatings, robberies etc....and places like this breed disease and criminals. If the owner did not know what was going on he must of been blind deaf and dumb and out of the country and the women who prostituted care little about their health or the customers and the drug selling was terrible.

I dont think this was a "witch hunt" they investigated over four months and have lots evidence. I see nothing wrong with a man going in and having a drink watching someone dance on a stage, but when unsafe sex prostitution and selling drugs and alcohol to teens that is way over the line. This place needs to go its in a terrible ghetto and breeds crime and disease. Let Mr. Barrow open a club in Lake Park where he lives and leave boynton alone.
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,,,anyone who has any doubt only needs to go to the "myspace platinumshowgirls" and that will clear up any doubt. the photos are graphic and shows you exactly what you will get if you go there. females spread-eagled on dirty old couches, lesbian photos and on and on. this was a bordello plain and simple this was not a dance club it was where you went to buy a prostitute and buy drugs pure and simple and everyone in boynton knew it.

the above poster had a great idea for the owner. i am sure he lives in some big fancy expensive house in lake park derived from income off pimping young stupid girls and selling drugs, i suggest he open a whorre and drugs house in lake park, but i guess he dont shitt where he eats does he? those girls looked so bad and worn out, like old prostitutes.

please do not sing this mans praises to us. he is a pimp and drug dealer he sold alchol and drugs to teens, and seduced young naive clueless girls to prostitution so he could live off it, i am not letting the girls off the hook either, they are brainless drug addicted diseased skanks i am sure but HE promoted it. thank God its gone and the people who did this may recieve large jail sentences. maybe now boynton can be clean again.

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Lee harrison wrote:
I have known Mat for over 30 years and he does not drink or do drugs and has NEVER knowinglt allowed prostitution or selling of drugs in any of his establishments. I have visited Platinium showgirls and was actually amazed at what a tight ship he ran. There are alot of strip clubs in south florida that knowing let these activities go on. This was a wtch hunt out to get rid of this club. The city had offered mat nearly 7 million dollars not more than a year and a half ago to leave Boyton beach. Thats right, 7 million. Mat ran a respectable club and all the women who worked there respected him. He would go out of his way to help them in any way. Most of the girls invested in homes because of Mat . I wish him all the best in this court battle. Also, Mat wasn't the one selling drugs or profiting from prostitution. It was the girls who worked there. And to POGOSTICK, 18 years old is not a kid. Just ask the men and women in our armed services if they are a kid, cause they are dying for you every day !!
what are you talking about?!?! i never said anything about kids! i clearly was talking about camaras!
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what are you talking about?!?! i never said anything about kids! i clearly was talking about camaras!
dont worry about it pogostick he read it wrong or something....

the only ones defending this dirty dive and the dirty old man who owned it is the pathetic pinheads who wont be able to go there anymore and buy their dope and have AIDS sex with the scummy skanks who worked there....and i am glad no underage boys and girls will be able to buy beer or dope there too.....that really sucked selling to minors.....the house of dope and disease is gone....just wonder how many got infected with VD and hooked on dope..........
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Its really ashame when vile acts are committed in society. I do not condone breaking the law or even bending it. The matt barrow that i knew was diligent, and cared for the health and well being of his friends and employees. No one would go further out of their way to help you if you needed it. Its ashame that everyone who never met him is jumping on the bandwagon to throw stones at him. "Let he who has no sin cast the first stone." And for the record, every adult club in the country has a madam as you call it. they are usually never seen because they are in charge of the the talent in the dressing room. their job is to keep the girls in line and to prevent violent fights, theft, and make sure the talent looks the part. To be honest with you, I worked with matt before he bought platinum, and was one of the openning managers in 2002. Yes I will concede a person can change alot in seven years, but isnt a man considerred innocent until proven guilty in the court of law and not the court of public oppinion. If you dont have firsthand knowledge of either the establishment or the wrongdooings then quit spreading viscious rumors :)
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i think alot of it was media. the newspapers and television news really blasted them. i never much cared for the place but i thought if a man wants to stop for a drink and watch a woman dance its not the worst thing- but if there was prostitution and drug selling thats a whole different ballgame.

people change and neigborhoods change. this was always a very very high-crime area lots of drugs and prostitution murders stabbings thefts rapes etc.... and the area got worse maybe the criminal element and your basic scum just took over and matt barrow was powerless to stop it the drugs the sex and so on....strip clubs are know for having lots of trouble of all kinds and one man cannot stop it i know. alot of people were just scared cause of diseases and teenager drinking underage and selling drugs of course. barrow maybe was not aware what was going on and least not all of it.

its probably best its gone. there was so many problems there constantly and the area is not going to get better anytime soon. natt barrow will probably do better in another line of work and hopefully the crime rate will drop. that area is not safe, maybe its a blessing in disguise before something really terrible happened there.
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All of you need to get a hobby or something. He didn't know that stuff was going on. I went their for my bachelor party and the one rule they gave us was no funny stuff. Maybe you should know what you're talking about before you start slamming someone!
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All of you need to get a hobby or something. He didn't know that stuff was going on. I went their for my bachelor party and the one rule they gave us was no funny stuff. Maybe you should know what you're talking about before you start slamming someone!
thats good no funny stuff.....it probably save you from diseases there that place was a raunch hole in the ghetto with white dudes getting set up and shot and robbed all the time. i went there once the ladies aint even good looking they looked like old street walkers in thier 40's who's gonna pay for that? well its good you didnt mess with the skanks at least you didnt bring nothing home to your new wife and kids and thats a great thing.
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All of you need to get a hobby or something. He didn't know that stuff was going on. I went their for my bachelor party and the one rule they gave us was no funny stuff. Maybe you should know what you're talking about before you start slamming someone!
If anyone has any doubt that prostitution and unsafe sex use to go on in this place just go to thier old my-space page. pictures of unattractive women in these dark unclean rooms spread eagled on the these worn out dirty couches. most had tattoes and cellulite and a few looked older than my 50 year old gramma. This was a house of prostitution outright and also a drug house where drugs were bought and sold openly to anyone and sex sold also. Imagine the disease and the addicts that came from there. Thank God they closed this dirty dank down when they did.
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///// it really dont matter much no more
does it??? the place is over history
kaput shut down it was way over due
its in a bad nasty high crime ghetto
and full of hookers pimps pushers and
predators disease and gangstas its gone
so let it go the shithouse is gone///////
Ehud Avni

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What I want to know is who was getting paid off to keep the place open so long? There was an out building behind it, you could see it when you were stopped for the traffic light, with a few rooms in it & a/c units sticking out of the walls. The strippers were taking customers back there, again visible from the street, & there were at least 2 male employees with walkie talkies watching the street from either side of the main building. If the public could see this, how could the police not see it? Strippers are in it for the quick & easy money to support their drugged up life style. Buying houses? That's a good one. Kind of hard to pay off a mortgage when most of your money goes to buying drugs. What kind of loan officer would give a whore a loan for a house? A loan shark? Drugs are pretty easy to find in Boynton. You can get hooked up by the bartenders at the Banana Boat for instance. They're not too discrete about it & anybody who is semi-observant with half a brain can see what is going on there. Between tips, selling drugs, & stealing money from customers, they must make a decent amount of money. How much they save is another depends on how bad their habit is.
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to the above poster EXCELLENT POST!! very accurate and very true. i read what was going on there too, but i had no idea they actually had a "out house" in the back which of course is a "bordello" nice word for a whorrehouse and they had a some old immigrant "madam" booking sex for the strippers how nice men with walkie talkies oversaw this, please do NOT tell me the owner and management did not know their dancing hookers were selling sex and drugs to anyone including underage teenagers.

how DID this place operate so long? just think of the nasty filthy DISEASES including AIDS that could of been transmitted constantly then these brainless bozo men walk out the door taking with them every skank disease the strippers had and possibly infecting innocent women and kids at home.

what a disgusting diseased den of drugs and unsafe sex this was thank God its gone wonder how many men got tested for VD?? boynton cops did a good job i wish west palm would raid and close down their adult bars they are just as bad if not worse, we do NOT need scummy scuzzy strippers selling drugs and dangerous infected sex in our city, wpb cops need to man up and raid these shitttholes! just cant believe it was tolerated as long as it was, at least the cops finally "took the smelly garbage to the street" so to speak with closing two craphouses down in boynton. about time.
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brianna wrote:
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I cannot believe that the cops could make all this up? Perhaps somethings got misconstrued but WHY would he hire a MADAM?? there is only one reason for that and that is prostitution. I realize he cannot be everywhere at once but as the owner its his duty to know what is occuring in his club. What did he think the girls were taking the guys in the back room for? To discuss a book? have coffee? talk about world events? He knew the girls were having sex with the guys and getting paid for it and he hired a madam for it.
The drug selling was rampant too. and serving alcohol to the underage is just plain evil and very illegal. Also this bar has been the site of rapes, beatings, robberies etc....and places like this breed disease and criminals. If the owner did not know what was going on he must of been blind deaf and dumb and out of the country and the women who prostituted care little about their health or the customers and the drug selling was terrible.
I dont think this was a "witch hunt" they investigated over four months and have lots evidence. I see nothing wrong with a man going in and having a drink watching someone dance on a stage, but when unsafe sex prostitution and selling drugs and alcohol to teens that is way over the line. This place needs to go its in a terrible ghetto and breeds crime and disease. Let Mr. Barrow open a club in Lake Park where he lives and leave boynton alone.
Uh, you can't believe cops would make "all this" up? There are tons of heroic good cops out there but also many, many extremely crooked ones who not only think but know they are above the law and can do whatever they want. I have personally witnessed cops in my rural hometown beat and arrest my black friend on Halloween for being drunk in public...only problem was he was our sober driver that night so I ended up driving a car load of people home although I was smashed. I have also personally witnessed a local cop (who is a long-time veteran of the department) beat his wife in front of their foster child, then not even be investigated for it, then get the foster child taken away from her out of spite because she tried to report the crime, and the reason why she can never have a foster child again is because she "failed to protect" the child from the traumatic experience of watching her get beat by her husband. Sounds unbelievable, but that's the point. People in power are often bitter, vindictive, ignorant low-lifes. There's no easier way to gain a lot of power without any qualifications than to become a police officer. Get a clue.
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There are bad cops out there who do things the wrong way. There are others who think they are doing the right thing, find out they didn't, & still go through with it because they don't want to look incompetent. There are more of them out there than the corrupt ones.

As for the original story, the place is now gone with a for sale or lease sign out front. Most of the buildings in that area are empty & for rent, as is all of the retail space up the street at the marina project. The other strip club on Federal at the other end of town is gone also. It was demolished recently along with the rest of the strip mall & waiting for Walmart to start building. It took Boynton 20 years or so to rid itself of the 5 strip clubs that I know of, but they are all finally gone. They've also reduced the the street whores walking up & down Federal, & made a dent in the obvious & visible drug dealing along Federal. Things have improved, but they've got a long way to go to eliminate it all.
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Feb 9, 2012
 
Bingo!! Damn I'm good. Read paragraph #4 of the link below.

http://www.cbs12.com/articles/club-4738705-st...
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Oct 4, 2012
 
For those of you who speak in ignorance I feel sorry for you. I guess it really is bliss. I have known Matt for years myself have worked for him not only in Platinum but in other clubs where he ran security, and can say without a doubt you will not find a better person. Matt is a person who will ge out of his way to help anyone especially his friends, and as for tolerating drugs or any breaking of the law he would never stoop so low. I cant tell you how many times he never looked the other way just to make his job easier. He would be the first to jump in and haul a person he saw dealing out the backdoor to police. So all of you who are speaking without any first hand knowledge do you always believe what you read or watch on Tv.

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