News: Jay-Z's 40/40 Club Security Charged Over Customer Assault

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2010 3:00PM

Written by Biz Jones

Charges have been filed against two of the bouncers from Jay-Z's 40/40 Club in Atlantic City, New Jersey in connection with alleged assault which caught on tape.

According to reports, charges are being placed against nearly ten workers.

Two men have filed charges against several bouncers in connection with an alleged beating incident caught on tape outside the 40/40 Club. Monmouth County attorney Eugene Melody said Monday night that his clients are pressing charges against nine men working at the club co-owned by rapper Jay-Z. Customers Tyrell Durant and Leonard Clark filed 14 complaints against nine workers, police confirmed. Those include indictable charges of aggravated assault against Larrell Johnson, of Absecon, whom they accuse of spraying them with a fire extinguisher. (Press of Atlantic City)

A lawsuit was also placed into motion last month.

"These so-called security personnel are going to have to answer why [victom] Mr. Norwood was lying on the ground being kicked and why he was punched in the head as he tried to escape from them." Norwood's attorney added, "The 40/40 Club is going to have to answer why they hired people like this to supposedly protect their patrons and maintain order in their establishment." According to the lawsuit, filed in state court in New Jersey, Norwood sustained "diverse personal injuries" and "permanent injuries." (TMZ)

A number of employees were reportedly fired from their positions after the event.

The bouncers accused of assaulting customers at Jay-Z's sports bar in Atlantic City, New Jersey have been fired. A number of security guards were caught on camera kicking and punching victims the parking lot of the rap superstar's 40/40 Club after being ejected for acting in a disorderly fashion. It is unclear how many bouncers lost their jobs and representatives for the club have refused to comment. (Contact Music)

Details on the incident began to circulate in early December.

Despite pleas to "cool out" and "don't hit him", approximately 12 employees of Jay-Z's 40/40 club in Atlantic City mercilessly beat two men in a parking lot scuffle. In the video, workers can be seen kicking one man repeatedly after he was beaten to the ground, persuaded to stop by a management level employee wearing a suit and tie. Most of the assailants were wearing military style black uniforms which were identified as "security" and "event staff". (NJ Jackson News)

No further details have been released as of now.

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