Roger Stone Appearing at a Strip Club to Raise Legal Funds
Roger Stone has had an increasingly difficult time since he was arrested by the FBI back in January. In addition to violating his gag order on multiple occasions, the conservative provocateur also has a severe cash flow problem.
The former Trump adviser has attempted to raise legal fees through crowdfunding as well as selling merchandise. Now Stone will be trying out a new method to raise funds: a speaking engagement at a Richmond, Virginia strip club.
The May speech is already drawing controversy. Stone often uses alt-right, ultra-nationalist group, The Proud Boys as his own personal security. the Proud Boys have been classified as an extremist group by the FBI.
Mike Dickinson of the Paper Moon strip club will be holding the event. He has received criticism online from those who don’t think he should be hosting Stone. Anti-facist activist, @TheQueerCrimer, wrote to Dickinson, “Bringing a fascist f*ck magnet into my city is hardly comparable to television. Your actions have consequences.”
Dickinson, however, doesn’t see what the big deal is. The promoter told The Daily Beast, “We have our own security, and Roger Stone’s a professional.”
When asked if there are any celebrities he wouldn’t be willing to have appear, Dickinson replied, “Not someone that’s an international war criminal that’s blown people up. That’s terrible. Roger Stone has been accused of things. He hasn’t been convicted yet.”
While Stone is still making speaking appearances, there are limits to exactly what he can say. The former adviser to the president is still holding out hope for a pardon now that the Mueller Report has been released.