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Beefcake Sues Chippendales

I Was Soooo HUMILIATED!

6/28/2012 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Ladies, break out your singles ... 'cause coming to the main stage ... in federal court ... the Master of the Mankini ... the Lord of the Lapdance ... ex-Chippendales stud ... Luscious LIND WALTER!!!

Lind is suing the iconic all-male review ... claiming he was forced out of the bow tie bunch by a bitter female boss ... only to be exploited by the company he used to shake his ass for.

In the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ ... Lind -- a former bodybuilding champ and model -- says he was originally hired in 2008 to be a part of the Chippendales international tour ... and the honchos loved him so much, he was asked to be the star of the resident show in Las Vegas.

But according to Lind, the she-boss in charge of the LV show wasn't happy, because it meant she had to fire another dancer ... of whom she was quite fond.

Lind claims he immediately became the target of the boss' unrelenting wrath ... and was belittled, degraded and verbally abused on a regular and ongoing basis.

According to his suit, Lind was fired back in February and told it was because of "budget cuts" ... though he isn't buying it, claiming the Chippendales hired 3 people right after he was canned. 

Bonus gripe -- Lind says Chippendales is still using his face and rippling abs on merchandise and in ads plastered all over Vegas ... without permission.

Lind is suing for unspecified damages. Calls to Chippendales have not been returned.

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