By Tuesday evening, Morrison had not been booked into DeKalb’s jail, according to jail logs.
The store’s attorney Cary Wiggins declined to comment Tuesday.
In a statement, the city said Stardust and Morrison now owe $863,000 in fees.
Joe Gebbia, a Brookhaven city councilman who represents the Buford Highway corridor, said the business impacted the economic development potential for the area.
“We can’t expect quality, community-focused redevelopment around adult-oriented business. It took seven years but with this victory justice has been duly served and the future of Buford Highway looks even brighter,” Gebbia said in a statement.
The store has been fined hundreds of times, and legal spats between the shop and the city have been ongoing since 2014. In 2017, the city fined Stardust $210,000 because it displayed at least 1,000 “sexual devices” for a week. The city said this classified it as a sexually oriented business, though the store deemed it an egregious fine.
Wiggins said last year that Stardust was compliant with Brookhaven code because it reduced the number of adult toys it displays to under 100. Stardust continued to fight the $210,000 fine, though the Court of Appeals affirmed previous rulings that the fee was fair. The city’s ordinance regulating sexually oriented businesses has also been challenged in court but was ultimately upheld.
Morrison had previously been held in contempt of court several times and Stardust has not paid the court-ordered fees to the city, Scott wrote.
During a hearing in February, a Brookhaven code compliance officer testified that he visited Stardust and found at least 200 sexual devices on display. He “stopped counting at 200,” the officer testified.