Kelly Osbourne, reportedly got basketballer Kris Humphries kicked out of the Beacher’s Madhouse club in Los Angeles to support friend Kim Kardashian. But it was a tacky, no-class move that also may be illegal.
Osbourne is apparently creative director at the Sunset Boulevard club, which is just a fancy name for someone who tries to get celebrities to drop by to help boost its cache.
Apparently Kardashian is a regular at Beacher’s. In any event, she wasn’t even in the club when Osbourne took it upon herself to take sides in Kardashian’s nasty divorce, according to The New York Post.
“Kris was so embarrassed and p***ed,” an insider told The Post. And he had a right to be. Beside the fact that it’s just bad manners to do something so vindictive, Osbourne is a club employee.
As such, she clearly violated California’s strict public accommodations law, which covers a range of public facilities, including bars and restaurants.
Known as the Unruh Civil Rights Act, or Unruh Act, it outlaws all forms of arbitrary discrimination, not just based on sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, disability or medical condition.
It also outlaws discrimination based on personal characteristics, geographical origin, physical attributes, individual beliefs and sexual orientation. The fact that Beacher’s is located in a hotel doubles its liability.
In other words, Osbourne had no right to have security escort Humphries out of the club as long as he was not causing trouble, which he apparently wasn’t.
It all came down to misplaced loyalty. “Kim is a regular at the club, and Kelly wanted to stay loyal to her. It was towards the end of the night — Kelly was furious he was in there,” said The Post’s source.
“You could see the disgust in her face. She sent security over, and they kicked him out. He was mortified.”
Osbourne appears to have clearly violated the law, subjecting the club and the hotel to a potential lawsuit as well as to put its liquor license in jeopardy. Any establishments that violate the law face the loss of all their business licenses.
Humphries obviously has enough on his plate already, but he could easily file a complaint with the California Department of Consumer Affairs, or sue the club.
As it is, it was a dirty play by Osbourne. The club’s management should fire her. At the very least it owes Humphries a big apology.