Sunday, September 24, 2017

Disabled man denied entry to Yekaterinburg nightclub on his birthday

A nightclub in Yekaterinburg allegedly denied entry to a 27-year-old man in a wheelchair last year.

Aleksander Mokin planned on celebrating his 27th birthday party at the nightclub and contacted a club administrator in advance, making a reservation and letting the nightclub know about his disability. The nightclub manager assured Mokin that he would have no difficulty celebrating his birthday, RT.com reports.

Mokin, however, faced a flat out denial when he showed up for his own party.

"I was stopped by security," Mokin said, according to RT.com. "They said I was forbidden from entering. I asked for the administrator. A young lady who called herself Polina, the art director, apologized but said they could not let me in so as not to embarrass other visitors."

After an hour of arguing, Mokin was forced to leave. He plans on filing a court complaint against the club, demanding compensation for his ruined birthday. City officials were quick to launch an investigation into the incident, discovering that the club lacked the proper documentation to operate as a nightclub.

When confronted by the media, the club manager was unable to explain the incident. He did note that the art director has been fired and that club staff have been put on alert. He also assured reporters that had he been there, the situation would not have occurred.