We would think everyone who took a job in West Hollywood would understand the city’s intolerance for homophobia. Don't they have to sign a contract or something? It turns out that’s not always the case. This past weekend a video went viral of a gay man being detained with a harder hand than necessary by a WeHo bouncer.
Follow the jump to see this display of wish-I-were-the-police brutality.
Between his punches at the victime the bouncer let’s his tongue loose with a few derogatory remarks, including gay specific remarks. We’re not going to say; hearing it is bad enough for us.
The L.A. Weekly reported that the bouncer was originally thought to be from local hotspot, Voyeur, on Santa Monica known for attracting some of Hollywood’s young elite. Voyeur's management responded saying that the bouncer was not an employee of theirs but rather from Fubar, a predominantly gay bar across the street.
A source from the sheriff’s department said that the victim, Timothy Reyes, was allegedly disruptive in Fubar and assaulted others, including bar staff. He was cited on suspicion of battery and public intoxication.
Questions have arisen as to whether the bouncer had a right to use such force, or was this a power trip taken to far?
The source also said that the bouncer would only have the rights of a citizen. A normal citizen can detain someone if he or she witnesses a crime and may use force only when met with force.
What do you think Instincters? Was this bouncer met with any force?