City of Shreveport files lawsuit against Hustler Hollywood, Cindie’s

Judge signs temporary restraining order, sets court hearing for Nov. 14
Judge signs temporary restraining order, sets court hearing for Nov. 14.
Published: Nov. 2, 2022 at 3:29 PM CDT|Updated: Nov. 2, 2022 at 8:10 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — A judge has signed a temporary restraining order that prohibits Hustler Hollywood from opening its doors this week and that immediately closes a Cindie’s and a Cindie’s lingerie store.

The action comes in response to a lawsuit filed by the City of Shreveport in an attempt to prevent the three adult stores from doing business in Shreveport.

The suit was filed in Caddo District Court Wednesday, Nov. 2, and seeks to keep Hustler Hollywood, Cindie’s, and Cindie’s Lingerie from operating in the city.

The lawsuit was filed Wednesday, Nov. 2 in Caddo District Court.

The anticipated opening of Hustler Hollywood has been at the center of quite a bit of drama. A number of events have been held to gather signatures in protest of the store’s opening.

After a petition drive and a number of rallies against Hustler Hollywood opening in west Shreveport, the Metropolitan Planning Commission was set to allow it to open as long as it kept it’s sexually oriented products under 20% of the store’s merchandise for sale.

The city claims an inspection Friday showed Hustler Hollywood was in excess of that limit.

In the lawsuit, the city also claims on Friday they also inspected the two Cindie’s stores in Shreveport after a complaint was filed. Even though Cindie’s has operated in the city for more than a decade, the city claims it too is in violation, technically making it a sexually-oriented business.

Both are prohibited from opening or operating. A court hearing is set for Nov. 14.


The Metropolitan Planning Commission says the public is misinformed.

When asked for a comment about the lawsuit, an attorney representing the city, Nichole Buckle, sent the following response:

“It is the policy of the City of Shreveport not to discuss pending litigation and I cannot provide any comments in response to your request.”

KSLA also spoke with a woman who identified herself as an area manager at Cindie’s. She said that she has been operating both Shreveport stores for the past 15 years, and that this is the first she’s hearing of a lawsuit against the store. She said she’s trying to reach out to the store’s owner to get more information.

Read the full lawsuit below: