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Playmate Sues Cops and Cabby Over Bad Ride

9/22/2006 1:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Playboy Playmate Stephanie AdamsA former Playboy Playmate is set to file suit today against the NYPD and a New York City cab driver for allegedly roughing her up and leaving her in permanent pain, according to the New York Post.

Stephanie Adams, once crowned Miss November, is alleging the NYPD and the cab driver's company assaulted her and seeks unspecified damages. Adams says she hailed a cab driven by Eric Darko on the evening of May 25. According to the Post, the ride went sour when Adams asked Darko to drop her off closer to her apartment, which was apparently out of Darko's way. According to a Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) report, "The driver became very upset and cursed at her."

From there, Adams called 911 but the cabby told officers who arrived on the scene that Adams had a gun and was threatening to shoot him. According to the suit, the cops were leering at her skintight outfit before wrestling her to the ground and they "put pressure" on her back.

Darko also told the TLC he was afraid because Adams had "vampire teeth." The NYPD says the officer "responded appropriately."

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