Woman Who Live-Streamed Her Sex Assault at Club Hires Top Lawyer

An attorney for a woman who live-streamed her sexual assault at an Atlanta nightclub is questioning whether there was proper security at the venue. The woman was streaming her birthday party on Facebook Live when viewers saw her suddenly being groped while yelling, “No, stop!” By the time police got to the Opera nightclub, the woman was gone—but she was eventually located and is cooperating with the investigation, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Since the Saturday incident, she has hired high-profile attorney Christopher Stewart, who suggested he thinks the club shares some blame. “How is somebody sexually assaulted in a club right in front of anyone? Security will kick you out if you’re too drunk,” he told the newspaper. “How did security not walk up to her and not check on her?” Opera management said only that they are cooperating with police, who have not arrested anyone yet. The club has faced major backlash over the incident, with demonstrators protesting outside on Wednesday and at least one performer, DJ Zedd, reportedly canceling an upcoming show there.