Pantsdowne Street: House of Blues employee fired after caught having sex in men’s room

Courtesy of the venue

An male employee of the House of Blues on Lansdowne Street was fired after he was caught having sex with a female patron. The incident happened on November 17 inside a second-floor men’s room, according to a report on Universal Hub.

The employee, who has not been named, was terminated. Universal Hub notes that the incident happened around 1:30 a.m.; according to online show listings, British singer-songwriter James Bay performed at the venue on November 16. International Christian revivalist youth outreach ministry Jesus Culture, with Bryan and Katie Torwalt and Chris McClarney, performed at the House of Blues later that night on November 17.

A House of Blues manager relayed the news of the firing today to the Boston Licensing Board today. More from the report:

Boston Police initially investigated the incident as a possible rape, but a detective from the BPD sexual-assault unit told the board evidence showed the encounter was consensual. Dennis Quilty, the House of Blues’ attorney, said the Nov. 17 incident was first reported to House of Blues security staff by another patron. He said bouncers immediately went into the men’s room, where “they discovered two pairs of legs in a stall” and told the two people to get out. The woman, he said, then paid her bar tab and left with a friend.

Because of the incident, cameras in the hallways outside its restrooms will be added by the venue.

Upcoming shows at the House Of Blues include Ratatat on Wednesday, Jon Pardi and Brothers Osborne on Thursday, and two nights with Guster this Friday and Saturday.