Friday, December 11, 2009

Jay-Z Bouncers Fired Over 40/40 Club Incident

The bouncers involved in the assault of two customers at Jay-Z's 40/40 night club have been terminated. Video footage of the brutal attack landed online earlier this month, and led to the suspension and eventually the firing of the 12 individuals while both the police and the club conducted separate investigations.

TMZ spoke with Couri Glen, the former supervisor of security at the club, who said: "We were initially all suspended and then fired for misconduct." Glen claims though that he and his team members were wrongly terminated because they were "just doing our jobs."

Accounts of what happened in the club that day vary greatly. According to Glen, he initially approached the men because of complaints they were groping women. He then tried to escort the men out of the club and that's when they started to swing at the security guards. The patrons have stated that they did nothing to provoke the attack.

In the video footage that leaked you only see what happened after the two men, Tyrell Durant and Leonard Clark, reached the parking lot of the Atlantic City club. In the video, they were being beaten mercilessly by approximately 12 members of the security staff despite pleas of "cool out" and "don't hit him". The video also shows the employees repeatedly kicking one man who was already on the ground and stopping only after being persuaded to do so by a management level employee wearing a suit and tie.

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