Naperville Hotel Hilton Hotel Sued After Guest Sexually Attacked by Bartender www.privateofficer.com
Naperville, Ill. March 2 2012- What one woman says happened inside a room at the Hilton Lisle Naperville Hotel is disturbing to say the least.
On Oct. 27, a 50-year-old Virginia woman says she was a wedding guest staying at the hotel, that she had dinner and a drink at the hotel’s bar. She said what happened next is a blur, but she believes the bartender spiked her drink with GHB, then unlocked her room using a key given to him by the front desk, and raped her.
She doesn’t feel well after having a drink,” attorney Jeffrey Deutschman said. “She doesn’t finish the wings she ordered. Next thing she knows — she remembers a guy in a sweatshirt in her room, between her legs. Her pants come off. Then it’s 8 o’clock in the morning. Deutschman filed a lawsuit on behalf of his client accusing Fireside West LLC, which operates this Hilton hotel, of negligence, lack of security, lack of supervision and violating the gender violence act.
Deutschman said the bartender got the key from the front desk.
“The bartender had admitted to going to her room, going to the front desk, asking for a key,” he said. “The people at the front desk admitted that he asked for a key and they just gave it to them.”
The hotel’s general manager Richard Brink says the accusations surfaced months ago and the hotel “denies all of the allegations brought forth my the lawyer… our number one priority has always been and continues to be our guest security and safety.”
The hotel bartender accused of the sexual assault is no longer employed at the Hilton Lisle Naperville – where he worked for a decade. The hotel’s management says there is extensive training in key procedures though Deutschman disputes that claim.