Dad arrested after throwing ‘Playboy’ birthday party for teen daughter

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POWAY, Calif. — A California father was arrested after throwing a party for his daughter’s 18th birthday over the weekend. The theme: “Liv’s Playboy Mansion.”

San Diego County sheriff’s deputies told 10 News that 150 to 200 teens were in attendance Olivia Lake’s birthday party. Many were drinking alcohol and some girls were dressed in lingerie and wearing bunny ears.

Complaints from neighbors led sheriff’s deputies to shut the party down, and Olivia’s father Jeff Lake was arrested and charged with violating the social host ordinance in Poway, Calif. According to 10 News, that ordinance makes it illegal to host a party where underage individuals consume alcohol. It comes with a possible six month jail sentence.

Jeff Lake is an attorney who specializes in medical marijuana cases, and his wife Jacki Lake is a former Poway High School PTA president. It’s unclear if Jacki Lake was at the party, but sheriff’s deputies say other adults were present.

The day after her party was party was broken up, Olivia Lake posted this on her Twitter feed: “Huge thanks to everyone who was able to be a part of last night! I hope you all had a damn good time and that you’re all okay and safe.”

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10 comments

  • Adam

    i wish i had a dad that would have been awesome enough to throw a playboy themed birthday party.. best dad ever.. probably not if your a girl , but for us guys?.. would have made him best dad in the entire country

  • Martin

    its their business what they decide to do, everyone else needs to keep their nose out of their business and maybe work on themselves before passing judgement on others

  • carol

    How can we expect children to from u up with any self respect zip, or respect for others when we have these stupid parents raising children

  • LegitMelonhead

    Teenagers are going to drink. This is a fact that has not changed since the discovery of alcohol.
    The rest of the world accepts this, and most western countries that have a drinking age of >16 also have laws that allow for minors to drink with adult supervision.
    Teenagers drinking with adult supervision in CA? Lock those adults up. How DARE they attempt to provide a safe situation for minors to do what they’re going to do anyway?
    Ignoring the fact that alcohol consumption among minors is actually LESS in countries where those minors are allowed to buy their own booze, you cannot argue against the fact that our lack of evolved laws on alcohol consumption gets thousands of teenagers killed every year by prosecuting those who would provide a safe environment for them to do so.

    If there is one aspect of our society’s coming evolution with social media I’m looking forward to, it’s that in 30 years, the legislators will have a bank of concrete evidence as to their own behavior when they were 16-25. Most folks I know, my age or older, seem to have a powerful mental block in place as to what it was like when they were young. I remember parties not unlike the one in this story. They happened in the 90s when I was 17, and I’ll bet you anything they happened in the 1940s when our grandparents were teenagers, too. What I also remember is kids flying off the handle and drinking far too much, because booze is taboo and they’ve never had a chance to experience it. Or kids driving home at the end of the night when they were clearly too exhausted or under the influence to do so safely.

    How much better would it be if there were no taboo associated with drinking to make it seem like a glorious experience, or if at the end of the night, the hosting parents could call the guests’ parents to have them come pick up their kid who isn’t in good enough shape to drive?

    Instead, we have a story that will keep every parent exposed to it from daring to host a party where their kids can consume alcohol safely, and those same kids will be driving to a remote or unsafe location, drinking (like they were going to do anyway), and be left having to rely on the worldly skills of a mob of 16 year olds to guide them through an unsafe situation safely.

    And finally, the funny part of the story – every adult in it, from the parents to the police to the reporter to the guy/gal who wrote the internet blurb about it – they all drank underage, too.