December 13, 2017

"Hip New York Restaurant Reportedly had a ‘Rape Room.'"

New York Magazine reports.
The Spotted Pig, located in Manhattan’s West Village, [had] an invitation-only space that employees and industry insiders claim has been nicknamed the “rape room.” [Co-owner Ken Friedman allegedly] made it clear that regular restaurant rules do not apply on the third floor, and guests frequently groped female employees there....

56 comments:

Robert Cook said...

Does the owner have acne?

Big Mike said...

Obviously a go-to place for Democrats.

lgv said...

"...had a 'Rape Room'."

The term was created by an employee and is likely hyperbolic. The owner did not create, construct, or assign the room as a designated rape area. It's a great headline, but utterly ridiculous description. Nowhere did I read that anyone was raped.

Sebastian said...

Invitation-only rape. Right.

EDH said...

Strange, before The Reconing I'd be more surprised to hear of a restauranteur allowing a private "vape room" for vaping lest they get in trouble with the anti-smoking Stasi.

Joshua Barker said...

What is it with lefties and their weird occult/pedo/food/sex/orgy thing???

Ann Althouse said...

"Strange, before The Reconing..."

My family home in the 1960s had a room called the "rec room."

AllenS said...

It's a restaurant. You have the choice of over-easy or rape.

Jason said...

Noooooo! Not April Bloomfield!!!

Fernandistein said...

lgv said...
It's a great headline, but utterly ridiculous description. Nowhere did I read that anyone was raped.


"Stop Making Sense", or you'll get us all get kicked out of the Junior Anti-Sex League, and kicked into Room 101.

Mike said...

"It's a West Village gastropub that's been open 11 years – but Kanye can't keep away. What's its secret?"

What could be the attraction?

Unknown said...

Waitress: ...or Lobster Thermidor a Crevette with a mornay sauce served in a Provencale manner with shallots and aubergines garnished with truffle pate, brandy and with a fried egg on top and rape.

Wife: Have you got anything without rape?

Waitress:Well, there's rape egg sausage and rape, that's not got much rape in it.

Wife: I don't want ANY rape!

Man: Why can't she have egg bacon rape and sausage?

Wife: THAT'S got rape in it!

Man: Hasn't got as much rape in it as rape egg sausage and rape, has it?

EDH said...

You have to get up pretty early in the morning to beat Whitey Bulger's "Dog Room" for depravity.

[Howie Carr]...portrays Whitey Bulger, now 81, and his sidekick Stevie "The Rifleman" Flemmi as sex fiends and perverts. Eddie Mac MacKenzie’s book recounts how he built a gym near a parochial school where they could ogle teenagers in a locker-room through a secret two-way mirror, with Bulger following up there in what they called “The Dog Room” for sex with underage girls.

Carr also describes Bulger as strangling two of Flemmi’s 26-year-old girlfriends as Flemmi lured them to their deaths. One was a Flemmi step-daughter whom Flemmi had been molesting since she was 15. In each instance, Bulger and Flemmi used pliers to yank out the victims’ teeth and cut off their fingers. This kind of blunt reporting about such crimes is widely known William Bulger in Boston area. But the sheer depravity of many such crimes tends to get lost in standard news accounts for national audiences.

Tim Gilliland said...

SPAM!!!

Fernandistein said...

lgv said...
It's a great headline, but utterly ridiculous description. Nowhere did I read that anyone was raped.


"Stop Making Sense", or you'll get us all kicked out of the Junior Anti-Sex League, and kicked into Room 101.

Shouting Thomas said...

I used to work and live near this area.

That area, the Meat Market District, is a carnival of gay (and a few straight) sex clubs. If you’re walking down the street in this neighborhood and you don’t notice this, you must be a fucking idiot.

The fags and fag hags joked about going to these clubs after work. Everybody knew what they were about. And they also joked a lot about what is and isn’t “rapey.” So, I suspect that the “Rape Room” bit was meant as an inside joke.

Somebody just got greedy and, judging that the current political climate would lead to a payoff, decided to rat everybody out for what everybody had long agreed to do.

Fernandistein said...

lgv said...
It's a great headline, but utterly ridiculous description. Nowhere did I read that anyone was raped.


"Stop Making Sense" or you'll get us all kicked out of the Junior Anti-Sex League and kicked into Room 101.

Rob said...

What the hell, I said broccoli rabe.

Bob said...

lgv said...
Nowhere did I read that anyone was raped.

More likely large wads of cash were passed around.

rhhardin said...

So they're sex workers. They make deals all around.

michaele said...

So many of these men are so unattractive . I'm waiting for the headline about George Clooney.

gspencer said...

"You can fondle my tits, and I give express consent for you to do that, but should I decide at some subsequent date that I really shouldn't have given such express consent, then I reserve the right to retroactively withdraw said express consent and I hereby claim the further right to have you charged with rape. Other than that, lets party."

Michael said...

I have eaten there. Over rated. Crowded. Noisy.

EDH said...

Oh, and Bulger operated under FBI protection.

Mac McConnell said...

I never got to bar tend in a classy place while in college, we just used the pool tables after hours. Ever wake up with green elbows and knees?

pdug said...

the rape room was where he stored the rapeseed and rapeseed oil. For cooking.

CJ said...

The Left is going to be so depleted after this #metoo witch hunt. Their cultural power is severely diminished, and they will not stand for that if conservatives are smart enough to throw it back in their face. We should have people investigating who Batali donated to and whose parties he attended and then demanding that those donations be returned and Batali denounced by whatever Democrat he donated to or hosted a party for or cooked for.

Do this to every Democrat.

Eventually, the Democrats will see what a mess they've made of the sexual rules between men and women by trying to legalize (by which I mean put laws around) what is considered flirting and what is so awkward that it's legally actionable.

I am really optimistic that #metoo returns us to a semblance of normalcy, where these Thirdwave, sexophobic, feminists don't have so much control over the rest of the country.

SayAahh said...

They had to close the restaurant. Too much fucking overhead.

Clyde said...

Oink.

Nonapod said...

Sounds like it wasn't so much a "rape room" as a "sexual assault room", but "rape room" is alliterative and has fewer syllables, so it just pops more.

CJ said...

"They had to close the restaurant. Too much fucking overhead." - zing!

Fabi said...

Was that wrong?

/Costanza defense

Fabi said...

Was it modeled after Matt Lauer's rape room?

Wilbur said...

"Your order, ma'am?"

"I'll have what she's having."

Robert Cook said...

"What is it with lefties and their weird occult/pedo/food/sex/orgy thing???"

How do you know this guy is a "leftie?" Or is that just a reflexive term of opprobrium for you, applied to anyone whose behavior you dislike?

Quaestor said...

Maybe they had a biodiesel business on the side.

Jason said...

Ahem.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/08/fashion/election-parties-are-canceled-or-toned-down.html

"“I’m very political,” said the restaurateur Ken Friedman, one of the hosts. He had waited an hour and a half to vote earlier in the day, but was in an enthusiastic mood nonetheless. Enough so that Mr. Friedman was actually hosting two election parties, including one at the Rusty Knot, which was the first event the bar and restaurant had held since suffering damage from Sandy. As Mr. Obama was projected by CNN to win his first three Electoral College votes from Vermont, Mr. Friedman cheered: “As Jay-Z says, ‘99 problems and Mitt ain’t one.’ ”

Quaestor said...

How do you know this guy is a "leftie?"

Good question.

Better question: How can one operate a trendy West Village gastropub and not be known as a "leftie"?

Jason said...

So, yeah.. the guy runs a restaurant in the West Village that hasn't already been boycotted by the locals or run into "issues" with local regulators forcing him to shut his doors to placate the howling mobs of libtard orthodoxy there.

So yes, Cookie, if you can't figure it out he's a "leftie," from that, the NY Times link above spells it out for you.

Robert Cook said...

He's a "leftie" because he voted for stalwart centrist Barack Obama?

I'm hard-pressed to think of any actual leftists among the national Democrats. Maybe some timid "liberals," which is hardly the same thing.

Robert Cook said...

"Better question: How can one operate a trendy West Village gastropub and not be known as a 'leftie?'"

Dumb question.

I can't think of any time anyone I know has ever discussed the political orientation of the owner of any restaurant here before deciding whether to eat there or not. I doubt that the many eaters-out-at-NYC-restaurants who I don't know are having that conversation, either.

Rick said...

stalwart centrist Barack Obama?

The crackpot delusions never end.

Quaestor said...

I can't think of any time anyone I know has ever discussed the political orientation of the owner of any restaurant here before deciding whether to eat there or not.

Cook leads a sheltered life, does he not?

Either that or he goes about with a bag over his head, his fingers jammed in his ear canals, chanting Nah, nah, nah, I can't hear you.

Quaestor said...

I'm hard-pressed to think of any actual leftists among the national Democrats. Maybe some timid "liberals," which is hardly the same thing.

And it's turtles all the way down.

n.n said...

Sadomasochism is a sexual orientation. No Judgment.

n.n said...

Closing the gap between dignity and Choice.

Jason said...

Cookie: I can't think of any time anyone I know has ever discussed the political orientation of the owner of any restaurant here before deciding whether to eat there or not.

"Here" as in the West Village? That's easy to explain: BECAUSE THEY ALREADY KNOW! It's understood.

Jason said...

Talking to a New Yorker about libtard bias is like talking to a fish about water.

traditionalguy said...

Time moves on. After reverting to criminalizing all man on woman sex, only Sex Bots will use that third floor as a Arcade Game Room , until PETSB (people for Ethical Treatment of Sex Bots) gets sex with underage machines outlawed too.The Harrassment of Sex Bots is already worst of crimes What has a machine ever done to deserve that?

Robert Cook said...

I see a lot of comments, but nobody is saying anything.

Big Mike said...

Pretty obvious, really. The room was reserved for people who spent heavily, probably drank heavily (the two are not uncorrelated) and were highly desirable customers. As long as no actual penetration occurred the restaurateur was more willing to replace good wait staff than to risk losing the customers by telling them to keep their hands to themselves. Some women may have needed the money enough to tolerate the groping and humiliation in exchange for large tips.

Rabel said...

Where have you gone, Laslo Spatula?
A nation turns it's lonely eyes to you.

Rabel said...

Woo Woo Woo

Char Char Binks said...

There's no rape in the rape room.

Howard said...

Back off Robert, it's news like this that helps boost the depressed self esteem of Roy Moore's enablers. Let them have their fun, they earned it the old school way...

The Toothless Revolutionary said...

That area, the Meat Market District, is a carnival of gay (and a few straight) sex clubs.

So which ones did you go to?