An Illinois Woman Was Sexually Assaulted On Facebook Live At An Atlanta Nightclub

February 17, 2019  |  

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A woman who was visiting Atlanta to celebrate her birthday had no idea her special day would turn into a nightmare. While at Opera nightclub, Jasmine Eiland was sexually assaulted by another club goer on the dance floor. Unbeknownst to the man assaulting her, 34-year-old Dominique Williams, Eiland was streaming her birthday festivities on Facebook Live.

In the video, Eiland, who is from East St. Louis, IL,  is obviously in and out of consciousness. Williams allegedly assaulted Eiland on an outside patio area as well. Someone can be heard in the back of the video telling Williams to stop. Williams turned himself into authorities on January 29th and was denied bond last week.

“I figured that if I had not come forward and put my face forward, what would the next woman do,” Eiland told the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Williams’ lawyer, Shequel Ross, described him as a family man and that Eiland is targeting him due to wanting a pay day.

“He takes care of his 6-year-old, as well as his grandmother who is 78 and his 11-year-old,” Ross told Fox 5 Atlanta. We are conducting a full-fledged investigation. She has a financial interest. The next day she hired an attorney and is alleging to sue the nightclub.”

Since the attack, Eiland has filed a lawsuit against Opera nightclub claiming that there wasn’t adequate security for their three-story space.

“The safety of all our guests is our main priority and we have always upheld the highest standard of security each night,” Opera’s lawyer Bryan Knight said in a statement to the AJC. “We have worked diligently with the Atlanta Police Department to assist with this ongoing investigation. The legal action filed today involving the club will be defended vigorously.”

After Eiland came forward, another woman accused Williams of sexual assault. The unidentified woman said that she was sexually assaulted after having two drinks with him. Williams is now facing charges for this attack as well.

 

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