PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – Jermaine Massey, the registered guest thrown from the DoubleTree Hotel in the Lloyd District while phoning in his lobby, has Portland known the Portland law firm and demands a "public statement" from the hotel.
After Massey, who lives in Kent, Washington, saw Travis Scott at the nearby Moda Center, he returned to his hotel and phoned his mother. He sat in the lobby of the DoubleTree and talked to her when a guard "questioned his presence" insisted. Lawyer Jason Kafoury said in a statement.
The Portland Police and "demanded that he be arrested for trespassing if he has not left the compound."
Massey, who's black, recorded the meeting with a security guard named Earl on his phone and posted it on Instagram. In this post, he claims he is racially profiled.
The police arrived. Massey complied with her instructions, collected his belongings and left the hotel. The police offered him a ride, "but Mr. Massey said he had his own car and would drive by himself instead of standing on a police car," his lawyers said. 19459005 Through the law firm Kafoury & McDougal, Massey wants DoubleTree to answer these questions:
Why was Mr. Massey approached by security? Why was he interrogated?
Please explain in detail how Mr. Massey poses a threat to safety.
"The hotel has requested a private discussion, but Massey has been publicly humiliated," his lawyers said. "That's why he demands a public statement."
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Below: The Complete Explanation of Jermaine Massey's Lawyers
JERMAINE MASSEY, AN AFRICAN AMERICAN GUEST AT THE HILTON DOUBLETREE IN PORTLAND, asks the hotel to explain his behavior
On December 22, 2018, around 11:00 pm, Jermaine Massey called from a quiet corner of the lobby of the DoubleTree hotel "his mother while she was black" in Portland, Oregon, when hotel security was trying to find out if he was a guest. Mr. Massey replied that it was him. The security guard insisted on questioning his presence, even after Mr. Massey had presented his hotel key to the hotel keeper. When Mr. Massey asked why he was chosen, security guard Earl Meyers replied that it was a "security threat." The hotel manager called the Portland police who told Mr. Massey that the hotel requested that he be arrested for abuse he did not leave the grounds. The officers took Mr. Massey to his room, where he collected his personal belongings and left. The officer offered him a ride, but Mr. Massey explained that he had his own car and would drive himself instead of being in a police car.
Mr. Massey retained the law firm Kafoury & McDougal in Portland. Through his lawyers, Massey invites the Hilton DoubleTree hotel chain to publicly answer the following questions:
1. As the video shows, the incident took place in a quiet corner of the hotel lobby, which was open to the public. At that time, Mr. Massey called a personal phone call from his mother on the East Coast. Why was Mr. Massey approached by security? Why was he interrogated?
. 2 The guard told Massey that he was "a threat to security," a statement repeated in the hotel chain's press release, "The safety of our guests and our employees is our top priority." Please explain this in detail In what ways was Mr. Massey a threat to safety or security.
If these questions have been fully and completely answered, it may be that Mr. Massey is willing to speak publicly in this regard. The hotel has requested a private discussion, but Mr. Massey has been publicly humiliated. Therefore, he demands a public statement. The press is called upon to establish all contacts with Mr. Massey through his lawyers. Please respect the privacy of his family and his family in this difficult time.