Strippers sue to keep personal files away from Tacoma man

TACOMA, Wash. -- How much is too much information?

A Tacoma man is asking for a pile of personal information on adult dancers throughout Pierce County.

Despite his criminal past, Robert Hill claims he is legally entitled to know what the dancers look like and potentially where they live.

In an exclusive interview inside a holding cell, Hill revealed why he wants this information so badly.

"Anything that combines sex, money and politics --- I'm on it," Hill said.

Hill said he wants to help adult dancers in Pierce County become big stars with social media.

"They can absorb it, they could ignore, they could act on it. Until they hear it, they're not able to benefit from me," he said.

Already in jail for assault at a bar, Hill has been convicted of intimidating a judge and was arrested for stalking in Seattle in 2010.

The case was overturned and a new trial is set to start this summer. In court documents Hill is called "aggressive," "violent" and having displayed "stalking behavior."

But now he wants a full list of adult dancer licensing forms from the county, including identifying details of their bodies, their personal information and photos.

He said it would not only help his social media consulting business, but the dancers and their employers as well.

"They could have per-club pages versus just focusing on the dancer," he said.

Hill has already seen around 100 of the files, but he wants more. He is requesting the documents because they are regulated public records. The dancers are going to court to stop him.

"The very fact that you know somebody has requested this information if terrifying in and of itself," said David Ward, a women's rights attorney.

He said a loss of privacy --- even through public records --- has a chilling effect, and said it could lead to stalking or worse.

"There's no way to know when it's going to happen and there's no way to know when it's stopped," Ward said.

In the meantime, Hill said he'll continue to test the limit of the law. The attorney for the dancer who brought the initial suit had no comment. Hill is representing himself in court.