Over the weekend, Violet Chachki posted a video alleging she was “physically dragged” from Le Dépôt for being feminine. She accused the popular gay club in Paris, of being transphobic and engaged in a shouting match with the bouncer, who would not let her retrieve her belongings from the coat check.
Immediately, more than 3,000 fans of the Drag Race star flooded Le Dépôt’s Facebook page with one-star ratings and scathing reviews. The club has since removed the ratings feature from their page.
Now Le Dépôt is firing back. The club recently issued a statement claiming that Violet’s allegations are untrue, and that they may take legal action if she does not desist.
“Violet Chachki was not dismissed from the evening because she was not male enough, as she claims,” the statement reads, “but because [her] behavior was not in conformity with the rules of the establishment and the respect of the privacy of other customer in the cruising space.”
The statement refers to videos Violet has posted of the club’s backroom cruising space on her Instagram account, which is “expressly forbidden in the settlement of the establishment and had been reminded to [her] several times.”
Violet has yet to officially respond to the club’s counter-accusations, but is expected to release an statement this week. Earlier this week, she tweeted, saying "There's good and bad people everywhere. I was upset and rightfully so. What a drama. Over it."
Obviously I love the French and I love paris. There's good and bad people everywhere. I was upset- and rightfully so. What a drama. Over it
— Violet Chachki (@VioletChachki) October 2, 2017