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House of Blues worker fired for restroom sex

A male employee of the House of Blue was fired after he was discovered having sex with a female patron in a second-floor men's room in November, the venue's manager told the Boston Licensing Board today.

Boston Police initially investigated the incident as a possible rape, but a detective from the BPD sexual-assault unit told the board evidence showed the encounter was consensual.

Dennis Quilty, the House of Blues' attorney, said the incident early on Nov. 17, was first reported to House of Blues security staff by another patron. He said bouncers immediately went into the men's room, where "they discovered two pairs of legs in a stall" and told the two people to get out. The woman, he said, then paid her bar tab and left with a friend.

Qulity said that as a result of the incident, the venue is adding cameras to the hallway outside its restrooms.

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Thank goodness we have a government body overseeing such matters.

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You might have missed the part in my post (or maybe I didn't write it clearly enough), but this was initially reported as a possible rape case involving a HoB employee. Certainly seems hearing worthy to me.

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You might have missed the part in my post (or maybe I didn't write it clearly enough), but this was initially reported as a possible rape case involving a HoB employee.

But you also reported that the initial investigation determined that the sex was consensual and no rape occurred. Has the liquor licensing authority now claimed the power to separately conduct a redundant investigation once the police and/or courts have determined that no crime occurred?

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The one man arbiter of all that is moral and decent in the city of Boston?

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It was a detective from the sexual-assault unit.

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mens room should be okay...? Got to love these libertarians.

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If she's drunk and hasn't meaningfully consented, then it's rape. And if the woman had claimed rape, then I'd be all in favor of prosecuting the employee and also holding a hearing before the licensing board. But if both parties are claiming it was consensual, then I don't see why the licensing board needs to get involved.

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i did a little research and it appears that on Nov. 17th, the HOB hosted: Jesus Culture - 1 Nights - One Night of Worship and Ministry
(http://www.premierproductions.com/tour/jesus-culture-music-presents-one-...)

according to https://jesusculture.com/about/:
Jesus Culture is a global movement, awakening hearts to worship and demonstrate the love and power of God wherever we go. We are passionate to see campuses, cities and nations transformed and we have a mandate: to raise, equip, and mobilize those who were coming to fulfill the call of God on their lives. We do this through the ministry of conferences, events, worship, campus ministries, curriculums, resources and now a local church. Jesus Culture is continuing to grow in bringing young people into encounters with Jesus and equipping them to minister His heart to a broken world…but it wasn’t always this way...

not exactly what i was expecting to find...

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The incident was reported as Nov. 17 because it was reported around 1:30 a.m. Sorry for leaving that out.

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The story is so much better if it happened at Jesus Culture!

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Take it away, Bernie. Seriously, if we don't elect him, we failed as a nation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQqKUFw_6gg

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says who?

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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed;[7]

Of course, they hadn't really envisioned that corporations with the poorly limited powers of the Crown Corporations they were resisting would arise within the Republic. Time for restoration.

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... is not a governing document; it has no more legal significance than the Epic of Gilgamesh.

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I-Vermont? Thought he was a leftish D?

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He's always run as a socialist. Not much different from Friend of Bill Donald Trump running as a Republican this year.

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for years. Though when the light was shining it showed that they kept up with Clinton.

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1. the investigation took place to determine whether or not a crime occurred, and concluded that it didn't.

2. I would bet that the employee was fired for shagging on the clock and creating trouble for the employer in doing so, not because any legal or license proceeding demanded that his employment be terminated.

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Scenario: male bar employee has what they believed to be consensual sex with female on bar premises, female claims afterwards it was nonconsensual (that they were forced, or that they were drunk, and incapable of consenting), bad PR and possibly civil suit against bar.

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this wins the award for "Phrases I Did Not Expect To Encounter Today".

that is all.

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Should I not have done that? I tell you, I gotta plead ignorance on this thing, because if anyone had said anything to me at all when I first started here that that sort of thing is frowned upon... you know, cause I've worked in a lot of offices, and I tell you, people do that all the time.

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... "the key is to BE DISCREET! If you don't get caught, I don't get woken up, and it didn't happen."

This has actually been determined to be a very important piece of life advice (now that most of us are in our 40s and 50s).

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They were shagging on the toilet!

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the investigation took place to determine whether or not a crime occurred, and concluded that it didn't.

Yes, and that investigation was conducted by the police. From where does the licensing authority get the authority to conduct a second investigation at the establishment's expense?

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Women frequently use men's rooms because empty stalls are easier to find.

If the couple had used the ladies, other women would be less concerned of a possible rape, but again, an empty stall is easier to find in the gents.

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What good is a story like this unless we name the shamed! ;-)

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But, really, unless you know either party, what difference does it make?

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