Giving doorman a blowjob no guarantee of readmission to the concert you've just been kicked out of

A Royale employee's apparent indiscretion in dealing with a woman who really, really wanted to get back into a concert there on Jan. 18 earned the Theater District club a trip to the Boston Licensing Board to explain itself this morning.

Police say the woman, attending an 18+ show that night, told officers she was being escorted out of the club on Tremont Street for being too rowdy when a doorman suggested that if she "performed oral sex on him," he'd slip her back in.

The employee insisted to police no such offer had been made, let alone fulfilled, but police Lt. Stephen Meade today gave the licensing board photos from the nearby Marriott showing the employee and the woman entering the men's room there - and spending four minutes inside, along with an unidentified second man. "They then leave from the men's room and walk in the direction of Royale," Meade said.

A District A-1 sergeant and officer told the board their investigation - which included a detective from the sexual-assault unit - showed no force or coercion, that the woman freely told them she agreed to blow the guy in exchange for readmission. They added she appeared "very intoxicated," but that she repeatedly declined their offers to file an assault complaint or get her medical attention.

Unfortunately for the woman and the worker, manager Brig Dauber met them in the lobby and wouldn't let her go back inside.

Dauber testified that when he refused to let her back in, she got irate and said she was owed readmission because of the oral service she'd just provided the worker. "You need to let me in the concert right now," he recalled her telling him. Dauber said that several of her friends joined in and began demanding she be let back in. Dauber, however, said he held his ground and called 911 as soon as the woman began talking about the trip to the Marriott men's room.

Dauber said the worker, who did not attend the hearing, left Royale's employ of his own accord not long after the incident.

The board decides Thursday what action, if any, to take.

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Wouldn't this be considered

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Wouldn't this be considered prostitution? While not cash she offered sexual services for something of value, readmittance to a club.

Eh

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A lot of dates would be considered prostitution in that case.

Sounds like the manager did

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Sounds like the manager did the right thing, besides hiring the bouncer. Disgusting people however.

swirlygrrl?

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making light of a man taking sexual advantage of an intoxicated woman? that doesnt sound like you at all. what if i told you i heard she had ridden a bike to the show?

Had he forced her to do anything ...

I'd not have found it amusing.

If he took her to a back room and threatened her with arrest if she didn't do the deed, it wouldn't be amusing.

She wasn't passed out, either, and had to, um, willingly play an active role. She also could have just walked away.

i get it swirly

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he didnt threaten her, she wasnt passed out, she could have walked away, and she willingly played an active role. that makes it ok. she was just drunk, so its ok. i gotcha.

B-kid

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Against personal responsibility?

Eval liberul SG for it?

Is it April 1st....?

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SHHHH!!!

If Frothy Mix thinks that thought we will all be hearing about for weeks is the evil sin of women! Women who not only like sex (HARLOTS!) but nonprocreative sex (impudent strumpets!)!

The most interesting part of the hearing for me

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Most of the times, licensing hearings involving bar patrons making serious accusations become basic he-said/she-said sessions; if nothing else, I give board members credit for having to deal with these week after week.

This hearing was basically going that same way: Police report said woman claimed to have agreed to give oral sex; police report said worker denied ever asking for it. Who the hell knows who was telling the truth - especially since neither party attended?

And then Meade, the lieutenant, pulls out these photos from the surveillance video at the Marriott and explains just what they show. You could almost hear the jaws dropping in the room. It was quite something.

Jaws were dropping? That one is really loaded.

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Sorry, but I thought that Adam might be disappointed if no one hit that one.

Not attending the hearing was probably one of the better decisions either party ever made.

Incidentally, since those photos were introduced at a licensing hearing - rather than as evidence in a criminal investigation - are they now in the public record? I don't think that I would like to be related (particularly as a parent) to either of these folks just now.

Finally, it must have been a quite a thing to hear what her "friends" might have been saying in an effort to convince the manager to let her back in. Can you imagine being a passerby and stumbling onto that scene? I suspect that some of those passersby have been telling their story to anyone who will listen.

Eeek.

Good question

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I can't think why they wouldn't public; I know in the past, I've been allowed to look at photos introduced into evidence (guess I was just lazy today and didn't bother).

Wait wait wait

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The licensing board was talking about blowjobs and you didn't take/post a single photo? Or even an attributed quote of which members of said licensing board said which things about blowjobs? Shoddy reporting, I tell ya!

eeker you never fail me

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I knew, looking at the headline, that

  1. you would post the obligatory "where's the photo" question, and
  2. i would not be able to resist responding.

I do want to remind you, however, that the licensing board chair is my future girlfriend, and that I am extremely sensitive to you making comments that could be construed as casting her in a salacious light.

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Could I possibly make that up?

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Stuff Magazine is enamored of him. In 2010, they named him a "Player" for turning Royale into "a crown jewel of Boston nightlife" (in the photo, he's the guy on the left with the eye patch; he did not wear an eye patch to today's hearing).

Serious Question

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Is it "assault" if a women has sex with an intoxicated man? Would you be laughed out of court?

What if both were intoxicated? Do you measure intoxication level or maturity?

intoxicated consent...

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in massachusetts, either a male or female can be deemed to be incapable of consent due to intoxication. which means of course men can be victims of women.

when both parties are drunk, it becomes a little murkier. the case laws about sexual assault and intoxication generally require that the victim was so intoxicated that they were incapable of consent AND that there is a reasonable expectation that the perpetrator was aware of, or should have been aware of, their intoxication level. if both parties are intoxicated, this second part might be tricky to prove.

If this were a minority owned

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or majority minority attended club, the licesnse would've been revoked on the spot. Gotta love the race politics of Boston...

Citation, please

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How is Packy Connors still open after what happened a few years ago? In fact, the licensing board voted to give it its license back over the objections of police (granted, with an earlier closing time).

More recently, there's Venu.