Heart WeHo bouncer arrested for assaulting patron

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A bouncer at Heart WeHo has been detained for an alleged assault that left a prominent celebrity hairstylist with significant head injuries, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The bouncer at the popular Rainbow District nightclub reportedly denied entry to 53-year-old Alberto Vasquez on April 5 due to a lack of proper identification. The confrontation escalated into both verbal and physical violence, culminating in Vasquez being punched in the face by the bouncer.

Vasquez was later found unconscious near a parking lot, having sustained severe head injuries which required surgical intervention to remove a portion of his fractured skull.

While Vasquez’s relatives suspected the attack might have been motivated by anti-gay sentiments, sheriffs have not confirmed that to be the case. Former *NSYNC member Lance Bass, a former partner at the club, expressed his dismay over the incident in a public statement, highlighting his original vision for the club as a safe and welcoming space.

The bouncer involved has been charged with battery causing great bodily injury, a move described by Capt. Bill Moulder as rare given the good rapport between local law enforcement and nightlife establishments.

Vasquez’s condition is reportedly improving, and he has begun to speak. The LASD encourages anyone with information about the incident to come forward to aid their investigation.

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hifi5000
hifi5000
1 month ago

I went to Gym Sportsbar yesterday for the first time and had a good impression of the place.There was a security guy at the door,but he stayed out of the way of the patrons on the floor. The atmosphere was chill,but was getting active for a mid-Saturday afternoon.Maybe Heart could follow the example of this small bar on how to handle its customers. I also went to Trunks and had no problems there either. I am beginning to think the large places like Micky’s,The Abbey and Heart are becoming unmanageable.The large crowds invites all kinds of trouble with people willing… Read more »

Kevin
Kevin
1 month ago

Really a shame to see this happen. If the bouncer and club are liable it will most likely close them. The lawsuit that will follow will be huge and their insurance company will cancel any policies going forward. No others will insure them as well. That alone will lead to a revocation of their business license and this is all before the bureau of alcohol control investigates and most likely suspends and then revokes it liquor license.

Hey
Hey
1 month ago

So when will the community come together and tell the true story I’ve read over 5 article that all tell different stories there’s video footage as well as 1000s of people commuting the street someone saw something and it’s told that he wasn’t picked up in an alley or brutally beaten and left in a pool of blood the media will push whatever narrative you hopefully the truth comes out.

JenT
JenT
1 month ago

This is the first nail in the coffin of that place. Incidents like this are just a step on the path to clubs like this closing. Good.

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