The complaint was filed against a Miami restaurant called R House after a video showed young children at one of its drag brunch events, including one child who was walked through the crowd by a performer in lingerie.
According to NBC News:
DeSantis said at a news conference Wednesday that the video, in which a child can be seen walking with a drag performer dressed in lingerie, led to an investigation by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, according to NBC Miami.
“They actually had agents going to this place and effectively just gathering information, getting intelligence, seeing what’s going on,” he said Wednesday. “And what they found was not only were there minors there — and these are sexually explicit drag shows — the bar had a children’s menu. And you think to yourself: ‘Give me a break, what’s going on?”
The department filed an administrative complaint, obtained by NBC News on Tuesday, that accuses the restaurant of disorderly conduct.
It alleges that a “nearly nude dancer was filmed parading a young girl through the audience” on or about July 3 and that the video ignited public outrage.
“The video shows what appears to be a transgender dancer leading a young girl by the hand and walking through Respondent’s dining area,” the complaint states. “The dancer’s buttocks were fully exposed, and his ‘g-string’-style bikini bottom was stuffed with dollar bills — a practice that is commonly known to occur at strip clubs. The dancer’s breasts — unmistakably female in appearance — were also fully exposed except for the nipple and areola, which were covered with adhesive ‘pasties.’”