Opera Nightclub in Atlanta is under scrutiny after a woman allegedly live streamed herself being raped on the dance floor. The incident happened Saturday, January 19th, as New Orleans rapper August Alsina was performing.
The woman, who has made the videos public, was live streaming on her Facebook throughout the night, during which time she was approached by a stranger. The man walked off screen and later returned with a drink for her that is believed to have been drugged, though no toxicology report has yet been issued.
According to the individual recording the alleged rape (which has since been handed over to the police) the man took advantage of her right on the dance floor as she cried for help, though no one came to her rescue. The incident was a failure of the venue’s security that never intervened.
The club issued the following statement: