MEMPHIS, TN – “Once again, it’s on! The first Platinum Party of the summer!” At least that’s what a flier being circulated around Memphis, read in part.
That flier also read: “If you’re scared, stay at home.”
The flier in question promised strippers and a good time on Friday night July 13, 2012 at a house in a north Memphis neighborhood.
It also said: “Get your money up, the ladies are taking it off.”
“It’s going to be like a strip club.” said a woman over the phone purporting to be ‘Ashley’, the hostess of the party.
That’s what the flier promised, all for ten bucks; fifteen for a VIP pass featuring a dance with the hostess.
“I’m inviting everyone to have a good time with me.” Ashley said.
In the wake of the Team Taboo sex party video shot several weeks ago in Hickory Hill, and garnering national attention on Youtube, that was an attention grabbing invitation.
So, abc24.com went to the address on the flier at the intersection of Midway and North Hollywood.
The flier promised strippers and a sexy party. However, the people who lived at the listed address told a different story.
“I don’t know anything about this.” James White told abc24.com.
When pressed for comment, White said: “You can call her.”
He was referring to Ashley, whom had already been called.
“Anybody can come,” Ashley said, “come and pay and have a good time. That’s all.”
She certainly sounded real on the phone.
But, when White was asked if he knew Ashley, he said: “No.”
Did Ashley live at the address listed on the party flier?
“No.” White told abc24 news.
For somebody who supposedly did not live at the address listed on her flier, Ashley took pains to emphasize the safety of her party.
“Everybody is getting checked at the door; no weapons or anything,” said Ashley, “it’s not going to be no Taboo party- you know what I’m talking about? There isn’t going to be any of that.”
White remained adamant that he knew nothing of Ashley or the Platinum Party.
“You don’t know anything about it?” he was asked.
“No.” White responded.
A Memphis police spokesperson told abc24news.com they have not noticed any increase in Team Taboo style parties; adding that people have a right to hold gatherings in their homes as long as there is no illegal activity.
A check at the listed party address just before ten o’clock on the alleged party night, showed no activity out of the ordinary.