The Aspen Restaurant and Lounge in Overland Park, Kansas, the restaurant on the middle of the authorized case towards the brother of Kansas Metropolis Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, is obtainable for lease.
The restaurant’s social media pages posted a “For Lease” advert days after saying the restaurant was “closed till additional discover.”
Jackson Mahomes was arrested and charged with three counts of aggravated sexual battery and one rely of misdemeanor battery in Might after allegedly shoving a waiter and forcibly kissing the feminine proprietor of the restaurant.
Stephanie Lopez, an worker of the restaurant, instructed The Kansas Metropolis Star the restaurant can be closed till one other tenant takes over.
“It’s exhausting to personal an organization and undergo every part that we’ve gone by way of,” Lopez instructed the publication. “We had been so shut to creating it, after which this complete factor occurred.”
The proprietor of the restaurant, Aspen Vaughn, instructed the Star in March Mahomes grabbed her by the throat and forcibly kissed her a minimum of twice.
Vaughn offered a video to the Star that allegedly reveals Mahomes grabbing her by the throat and kissing her.
“He forcibly kissed me out of nowhere,” Vaughn stated, “and I’m telling him, pushing him off saying, ‘What are you doing?’ After which he proceeded to do it two extra instances, the place the final time I used to be pushing him off. And I can see on the cameras that someone was outdoors the workplace door. And I used to be yelling for them to return assist as a result of he’s huge and large.”
A lawyer for Mahomes denied the allegations in March.
“Jackson has performed nothing flawed,” Brandan Davies stated. “Our investigation has revealed substantial proof refuting the claims of Jackson’s accuser, together with the statements of a number of witnesses. We’ve got reached out to law enforcement to offer the fruit of our investigation in order that they could have a whole image of the matter.”
Vaughn instructed the Star in July enterprise on the restaurant was down 75% and that she endured demise threats and harassment after going to police. Vaughn additionally instructed the publication she suspected somebody vandalized the restaurant by slicing its air-con connections, damaging the pure fuel strains, and inflicting water harm by pulling a fireplace alarm.
“I really feel like, undoubtedly, because it’s occurred, my security is certainly in danger,” she instructed the Star. “I’m feeling attacked by folks I’ve by no means met. Why do victims not come ahead? It’s as a result of that is how they get handled.”