Mick Doohan accused of fraud

Former business partner takes legal action over world champ's gentlemen's club

FORMER MULTIPLE 500cc World Champion Mick Doohan has been accused of fraud by a business partner over his Las Vegas nightclub Cathouse Lounge.

Creative consultant Seth Yudoff alleges he has been the victim of fraud, intentional misrepresentation and deceit. Mr Yudoff wants a court to appoint a receiver to take over the multi-million dollar gentlemen's club.

Yudoff claims he had been "threatened, intimidated and bullied" by Doohan's business partner Billy Cross. He claims his pay was cut from $US3846.15 a fortnight to $US2000 a fortnight.

Doohan, a former five-time motorcycle world champion, and Mr Cross modelled the Cathouse on a 19th-century Parisian bordello.