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What the entire f**k is THIS?!

Bottles of liquor and beer taps at the bar. At the Barrel and Ale restaurant and bar in Boyertown Wednesday afternoon October 2, 2019. Photo by Ben Hasty

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Updated June 15th, 2021 – 8:44 AM*******

Late Monday, Nellie’s released a statement addressing the termination of their security service and they also announced that they would remain closed for the week to “take decisive action” on the harrowing incident.

“..We offer a heartfelt apology to all who witnessed the horrific events of this past weekend. No matter what behavior occurred prior, nothing warrants mistreating, and disrespecting, one of our guests. What we can say is we have heard the concerns of the BIPOC and LGBTQ communities. Nellie’s will be closed this week as we evaluate this regrettable situation, though we will continue to pay all non-security staff their normal wages. In the interim, we will use this time to listen and understand what more we can do to create the safe and friendly atmosphere our guests have come to expect from Nellie’s Sports Bar over the past 14 years.”

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A young Black woman was brutally dragged down the stairs of a popular LGBTQ+ establishment in Washington, D.C. called Nellie’s Sports Bar and the entire ugly incident was captured on cell phone video. According to WUSA9, 22-year-old Keisha Young stood outside Nellie’s the day after her harrowing incident to protest her treatment and to demand accountability.

By “accountability”, Keisha means she wants them off the block, closed, shut down, done off.

“It was an altercation in there,” she said. “They were trying to get some other people out because somebody else brought a bottle in there. Somehow I got mixed up in an altercation because I look like somebody else and I got hit and dragged down the steps.”

Peep the video of the protest and hear a word straight from Keisha’s mouth in the video below.


Nellie’s responded to the viral scandal via an Instagram post that read:

We were incredibly upset and disturbed to see the unfortunate event that took place at Nellie’s last night. We are undergoing a full investigation of the situation. At Nellie’s, we foster an inclusive and safe environment, so events like this are completely unacceptable to us.

Suffice to say, they don’t believe you, you need more people.

When we say these folks were not playing, these folks were not PLAYING!

Keisha said she was shocked by the number of people that came out to support and protest alongside her.

“I didn’t expect it to turn into something like this, to be honest, but I’m feeling very warm that a lot of people are out here helping support me,” she explained.

At the very least, that security guard needs to be fired and the owner of this place better face the public and hear them out. They will not forget and it doesn’t look like they are about to let go.



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