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After updated Facebook post, Beauty Bar owner drops lawsuit

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Darin Feinstein is seen outside Beauty Bar on Friday, July 18, 2014, in downtown Las Vegas. Feinstein recently purchased the venue.

The lawsuit issued by Beauty Bar co-owner Darin Feinstein against club patron Megan Trivette has been withdrawn, a representative for the nightclub said Sunday.

The settlement was reached as Trivette, a customer who had posted on her personal Facebook page a uniformly negative account of her visit to the club on July 5, clarified two points that were the focus of Feinstein’s lawsuit.

Trivette had claimed in the post that a $20 bill had been thrown by Feinstein at one of Trivette’s companions during the episode that played out late that night. She also had written that Feinstein, through an intermediary, had said that members of the group would be allowed re-entry to the club if one would simply kiss him on the cheek.

Those were the two comments in the post with which Feinstein (who co-owns the club with “Pawn Stars” co-star Corey Harrison) took issue, claiming defamation and disparagement in an 11-page complaint filed July 31 in Clark County District Court.

In response, Trivette posted the following message on her FB page on Friday:

“Since my original post on July 6, 2014, regarding an experience at Beauty Bar, Darin Feinstein and I have discussed the situation regarding the events I posted about. While it is clear that there is still some disagreement about the events that occurred, I would like to set the record straight with respect to two things.

“First, I was not present at the time any money was returned; however, after talking to Mr. Feinstein, he informed me that the money was not thrown, but instead was handed back.

“Second, after rereading my original post, an inference could be made that Mr. Feinstein asked for and received a kiss from my friend who regained entry into the club. I want it to be known that at no time did Mr. Feinstein himself ask for a kiss, and no kiss was ever exchanged.

“Additionally, I neither condone nor support any threats or violence that have been directed toward Mr. Feinstein. Behavior such as that is unacceptable and I hope does not continue. Hopefully we can all move on from this incident and learn from it, as well.”

In agreeing on that outcome, representatives from both sides said that neither Feinstein nor Trivette would be permitted to comment publicly on the case or its outcome.

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