Judge tosses $33-million HIV stripper lawsuit

Percy Whiteman, 36, is suing his ex, Suwalee “Ricky” Iamkhong, Immigration Canada, a government...

Percy Whiteman, 36, is suing his ex, Suwalee “Ricky” Iamkhong, Immigration Canada, a government doctor and the Zanzibar tavern, alleging their negligence led to him contracting HIV. (Toronto Sun files)

Sam Pazzano, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 12:11 AM ET

Percy Whiteman, a Zanzibar Tavern patron who married a Thai stripper and contracted HIV from the woman, can blame no one but himself, a Superior Court judge has ruled.

Justice Carole Brown tossed out Whiteman’s $33-million lawsuit that alleged the Zanzibar, the province and federal government failed to protect him from his HIV-infected wife.

“It is extremely unfortunate, indeed tragic, that Mr. Percy Whiteman contracted HIV from his wife, Suwalee “Ricky” Iamkhong ... who he sponsored for permanent residency in Canada,” wrote Brown.

She ruled “there are no genuine issues requiring a trial” against the defendants, the Attorney General of Canada, or the Zanzibar.



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