Cop pointed gun 'at my face': stripper

A hulking Toronto cop in uniform terrified a tiny "burlesque performer" by pointing his gun at her after groping her breasts in a strip club, a court heard yesterday.

The married mother of three became emotional as she recalled Const. Joseph Green pointing his firearm at her on Oct. 8, 2004, inside the For Your Eyes Only strip club where she worked.

"I was looking down the barrel of a gun he was holding with both hands and pointing it at my face. He's so tall and he was only two or three feet away," said the woman, who cannot be identified.

"I was scared, really scared."

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Green, 35, who is 6-foot-9 and weighs over 300 pounds, has pleaded not guilty to sexual assault, pointing a firearm and careless use of a firearm.

The 5-foot-2-inch dancer testified that Green surprised her by asking if she had undergone breast enhancement after she had warmly greeted him with kisses on the cheek. She knew him from two earlier visits he made at the club, court heard.

"No, it's just the halter top," the petite 36-year-old recalled telling the traffic cop.

Green squeezed both her clothed breasts simultaneously for two seconds, she testified. She told the court she said, "No."

"I felt violated and disgusted. I was in shock," she told Justice John Hamilton in the judge-alone trial.

"I tried to slough it off and joke it off," said the woman. "And he was playing with his zipper and said, 'We can make it even'."

She said she walked past a fellow performer who witnessed the incident, when Green aimed his gun at her.

She testified that she quit the "burlesque performance" business, which paid $260 an hour for private dances, 20 days after the incident. She said club management offered to allow her to continue working if she didn't report the incident, but she chose to pursue the matter.

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