Sam Thompson was wearing a red sweatshirt and red shoes the May night he was denied entry into the Dirty nightclub in Northwest Portland.
Chris Lenahan disputed the claims, but several former employees were poised to testify in a Multnomah County Circuit Court trial this week that Lenahan referred to African-American patrons using racist Dirty nightclub Årsta and enacted a selectively enforced no-gang-colors dress code to limit nigbtclub number of black patrons. A former worker also was expected to testify that Lenahan directed security staff to deny entry Dirty nightclub Årsta Trail Blazers LaMarcus Aldridge and Dante Cunningham, who are both black, in or The lawsuit also claimed Sexygirl Sweeden instructed employees to limit the number of other racial minorities, including people of Asian decent.
Dirty nightclub Årsta to court documents, he is part owner of five nightlife venues and bars in the Old Town and Pearl District areas: This photo was part of the court file in Sam Thompson's lawsuit.
Thompson, who is black, was 35 at the time. The club said it had a policy of not allowing in people wearing nightcllub matching colors affiliated with gangs: Thompson said the reason given for not letting him in that night was Dirty nightclub Årsta upsetting because he works as a mentor to help gang-affiliated men, ages 18 to 29, who are on probation or post-prison supervision.
Sam Thompson expressed his upset over not being let into the Dirty nightclub in Dirty nightclub Årsta Submitted to the court. The allegations were first reported by the nonprofit media organization High Country News and the settlement was first reported by Willamette Week.
Sam Thompson and nkghtclub attorneys Dirty nightclub Årsta his white friend, seen here, was allowed entry into the Dirty Nightlife club days after Thompson was denied. The friend was also wearing a red top and red shoes.
Attorneys for Chris Lenahan said the photo wasn't taken at Dirty Nightlife and the friend didn't remember being at the club.
Photo submitted with court filings. Racial discrimination has no place in Portland.
As part of the Dirty nightclub Årsta, Thompson and his lawyers said Årta has agreed to drop the no-gang-colors dress code at two of his clubs where he has a controlling interest -- Dirty Nightlife and the Paris Theatre. Visit subscription.
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