Following the early January 15th death of Madison Brooks, a 19-year-old Louisiana State University student, the license of notorious bar Reggie’s bar was revoked. This bar has a long history of hosting fights and underage drinking.
Madison had been drinking at Reggie’s bar in Baton Rouge’s Tigerland neighborhood since 10 p.m., according to Daily Mail. After being struck by the automobile, four men picked her up. She was allegedly left on the side of the road and later sexually assaulted by two gang members.
The men’s attorney, though, maintains that the sex was consenting. Early on January 15, she passed away. However, an unidentified 17-year-old kid and Casen Carver, 18, Kaivon Washington, 18, and Everett Lee, 28, were all detained on suspicion of rape.
Who owns Reggie’s bar?
Darin Adams is the owner of Reggie’s pub. Reggies has received media attention without merit. 37 individuals were detained for underage drinking in 2017, which led to the suspension of the bar’s license. In the meantime, a 19-year-old guy was accused of rape after assaulting a lady who was drunk after leaving Reggie’s in 2015. However, this pub developed a nasty reputation in 2016 following the stabbing of LSU football player Dillon Gordon, 22, many times. Another incident involved the shooting death of 16-year-old Carltez Tucker outside the bar.
The pub also made headlines when it instituted a “dress code” to get entry. In addition to “overly” baggy attire and long T-shirts, all-white tennis shoes, sweatshirts, and jean shorts were among the 13 items they listed as being prohibited. Many of them, however, lifted their voices to protest the new dress rule, saying it was blatantly racist. “The folks that don’t get inside the bars are generating the difficulties,” declared Darin at this moment. After serving beverages in mugs with the confederate flag printed on them, the pub also made headlines.
Meanwhile, William Tate, the LSU president, stated the sorrow of losing Madi in a terrible incident. Tate said, “she should not have been taken from us in this way. What happened to her was evil, and our legal system will parcel out justice. Our collective grief and outrage cannot be put into mere words. So what can we do? It is time for action. One place to target our attention is the very place where this encounter began.”
He added, “All but one of the suspects involved in this horrific scenario were underage yet were able to consume alcohol at a local bar. As such, our action plan starts with a deep and relentless focus on any establishment that profits off our students by providing alcohol to underage individuals. In the coming days, we will call a meeting with these business owners to discuss how their responsibilities directly impact the safety of our students. We will work openly against any business that doesn’t join us in efforts toward creating a safer environment for our students. Enough is enough.”