Woman sues Illinois club, alleges guards watched sexual assault


(CNN) — A woman who was allegedly sexually assaulted outside a Chicago nightclub said security guards stood by and watched.

Surveillance video released by her attorneys show the woman staggering outside the El Hefe bar on the night of October 18th.

The suspect is the man in red shoes, who takes the woman between two dumpsters where the alleged assault occurs.

The victim’s attorney says the two men dressed in black are security guards, who did nothing.

Attorneys for the 23-year-old woman identified only as Jane Doe are now suing the River North bar for negligence.

The female victim was was a tourist from Texas visiting Chicago, was taken to Northwestern Hospital after the incident.

The 23-year-old woman showed signs of trauma and evidence was collected with a sexual assault kit.

Attorneys for Jane Doe believe the man in question either works at the El Hefe nightclub or knows someone on staff at the establishment.

On Friday, attorneys for Jane Doe sought a court order to force El Hefe to turn over surveillance video, and any other records from that night.

In a statement posted to their Facebook page. They said that upon becoming ill, Jane Doe was escorted to the establishment’s back exit by security and a male guest followed her.

The statement claims that El Hefe employees called an ambulance for Jane Doe and security remained with her until she left, alone, on the ambulance.

Chicago Police do not have a suspect in custody and the investigation is ongoing.


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