Who owns Reggie's Bar? Liquor license of bar where Madison Brooks was last seen suspended
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA: The license of Reggie's Bar, was suspended after Madison Brooks, a 19-year-old Louisiana State University student, died in the early morning hours of January 15. This bar has long been notorious for underage drinking and violence.
According to the Daily Mail, Madison had been drinking at Reggie's Bar in the Tigerland district of Baton Rouge from 10.pm. She was hit by a car and picked up by four men. She was later allegedly gang raped by two of the men, who left her on the side of the road. However, the men's lawyer insists the sex was consensual. She died in the early morning hours of January 15. However, Casen Carver, 18, Kaivon Washington, 18, and Everett Lee, 28, were all arrested on rape charges, along with an unnamed 17-year-old boy.
Who is the owner of Reggie's Bar?
Reggie's Bar is owned by Darin Adams. Reggie's has been in the headlines for no good reason. The bar previously had its license revoked in 2017 after 37 people were arrested for underage drinking. Meanwhile, a 19-year-old man was charged with rape after assaulting an intoxicated woman while leaving Reggie's in 2015. In 2016, however, that bar gained a bad reputation after Dillon Gordon, 22, an LSU soccer player, was stabbed multiple times at the bar. In another incident, Carltez Tucker, a 16-year-old boy, was shot outside the bar.
The bar also hit the headlines after it imposed a 'dress code' to gain access to the bar. It published a list of 13 prohibited items, including 'overly' baggy clothing and long T-shirts, all-white tennis shoes, hoodies and jean shorts. However, many of them raised their voices, claiming that the new dress code was extremely racist. At this point, Darin claimed, "It's the people who don't come to the bars that are causing the problems." The bar also made headlines after serving drinks in cups with the Confederate flag printed on them.
Meanwhile, William Tate, LSU's president, expressed sadness at losing Madi to 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."