Lincoln Park — A man who was tortured in the basement of a Downriver strip club can’t seek financial damages from the owner of the building.

The Michigan appeals court says the Bada Bing Club was run by a private contractor who was not an employee of Nagy Mickhail, who controlled the property in Lincoln Park.

In 2010, Dennis Cole was attacked in the basement of the Bada Bing Club. He was taped to a chair, beaten and even drilled through a hand with an electric drill.

Four people were convicted, including Henry Ramirez, the man who ran the club and paid rent of $12,000 a month. He’s eligible for parole in 2016.

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