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    Lance Bass No Longer Partner at Heart WeHo – Responds to Violent Attack at Club

    A statement posted on WEHO TIMES’ Instagram account @weho_times reveals that NSYNC singer and entrepreneur Lance Bass is no longer a partner at Heart WeHo. He weighed in on the recent attack of customer Albert Martinez, a hairdresser who was found unconscious outside the club with two skull fractures, bruised lungs, and scratches on his arms and legs. The attack, captured in surveillance video, led to the arrest of a bouncer hired by Heart WeHo via a third-party security company, according to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.

    Lance Bass posted the following:

    “Wow! This news really weighs on me. I found out about this incident recently, having stepped away from Heart months ago. It’s truly disheartening. Violence, in any shape or form, is just unacceptable, and my thoughts go out to Albert, his friends/family, and anyone who had to witness this disturbing altercation.

    When I first joined Heart, my mission was clear: to foster a place where people could find safety, have a good time, and were able to truly be themselves. It’s incredibly distressing to realize that there are individuals who act without restraint or an ethical compass, posing potential threats to others. It’s a stark reminder for us all to remain vigilant and ensure the safety of everyone in our communities. We really need to have each other’s backs. My heart hurts for everyone involved.”

    Screenshot via @weho_times on Instagram

    The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department reports that on Friday, April 05, 2024, at approximately 10:40 PM, Albert Martinez attempted to enter a nightclub in West Hollywood. “The suspect, who was working as a security guard, did not allow the victim entry due to the victim not having proper identification,” reads a statement. “Both the suspect and the victim engaged in a verbal and physical altercation, in which the suspect punched the victim once in the face. The victim fell to the ground and was transported to a nearby hospital.”

    The suspect was identified and arrested for battery causing great bodily injury.

    Anyone with questions or information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s West Hollywood Station Detective Lombera at (310) 358-4028.

    Mr. Martinez is reportedly on the mend. The family reports he was in a coma for one day when he was brought to the hospital but is currently awake and seems to be aware of his surroundings. He starts therapy this week and is expected to be in the hospital for another week and a half. He has not spoken about what happened to him that Friday night, mainly because he’s heavily medicated, and nurses feel it’s too soon to pressure him to relive the trauma.

    The announcement by the NSYNC singer that he is no longer a partner at Heart WeHo comes on the heels of rumors that Heart WeHo is for sale.

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    Paulo Murillo
    Paulo Murillohttps://wehotimes.com
    Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at [email protected]

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    John Cleese
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    1 month ago

    A man (allegedly) breaks into the LA Mayor’s residence and doesn’t injure anyone, fortunately. His name is released the next day. News article below gives his name and details of his criminal record.

    A different man, a security guard at a bar in West Hollywood (allegedly) assaults and severely injures a man. No name or other details of the suspect have been released.

    Why?

    https://www.cbsnews.com/losangeles/news/ephraim-hunter-los-angeles-mayor-karen-bass-massachusetts-history/

    Kiss it
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    1 month ago

    I wonder why Lance decided to bounce from being partners in the club? that should be an article right there

    Cy Husain
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    1 month ago

    I’m usually very hard on celebrities but, Lance Bass in this instance should be commended for his Social Responsibility and Humanity❗

    Jerome Cleary
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    1 month ago

    Wow

    Jimmy palmieri
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    1 month ago

    Lgbtq visibility will help us. We must be seen, loud, and present. I hope this bouncer gets a hate crime enhancement. He should be banned from working security anywhere.

    Cy Husain
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    Reply to  Jimmy palmieri
    1 month ago

    YES❗ His California Guard Card will be lifted for a felony conviction making him unable to work as a bouncer/security and he will no longer be able to get a Live Scan Security Clearance. This means ZERO chance of him even getting an Exposed Firearm or CCW in California for the rest of his life. The same goes with him ever being able to have a personal firearm in California.

    John Cleese
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    Reply to  Cy Husain
    1 month ago

    A felony would make him ineligible to possess a firearm, but many California guard card holders are convicted felons. Recall the Block by Block supervisor who had been convicted of manslaughter and did time in prison. Given the DA Los Angeles County voters elected and declined to recall it is likely he will NOT be convicted of a violent felony (as defined by the state of California). Many convictions people assume are violent felonies are not as defined by the state. https://www.losangeles-criminalattorneys.com/practice-areas/violent-crimes#:~:text=Penal%20Code%20section%20667.5(c)%20is%20the%20statute%20that%20establishes,certain%20serious%20and%20violent%20felonies. Even then, in a few years he can get if reduced and/or get a certificate of rehabilitation. In… Read more »

    Cy Husain
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    Reply to  John Cleese
    1 month ago

    True that having a felony or misdemeanor conviction does not automatically disqualify someone from getting a Guard Card. The BSIS considers the circumstances, “evidence of rehabilitation“, and treats every individual on a case by case basis. The enhanced felony convictions in YOUR LINK (misrepresented as being easy on felonies) are far more likely to impact an individual’s eligibility for a Guard Card and, committing a felony after one has one results in its permanent loss.

    Cy Husain
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    Reply to  John Cleese
    1 month ago

    The idea the current DA is NOT charging criminals with violent felonies across the board is an urban myth. LA is one of the most jailed place on earth, with the county currently spending a billion dollars a year to keep it that way. As of 2023, 40 people have died in LA County jails. Getting a Certificate of Rehabilitation like a full pardon by the Governor or even the President, is NOT a sure thing. YES the voters want convicted felons to be able to get a job, if NOT it’s a sure fire way to get entitlements for “being unable to work❗”

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