Following the recent controversy surrounding a bouncer’s alleged attack on two women in Nordic Bar St. Julian’s for sharing a kiss, Hugo’s Group CEO Luke Chetcuti has issued a response on the matter.
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Chetcuti made reference to multiple media reports along with posts by personalities and politicians including Cyrus Engerer and Clayton Mercieca, whom he tagged, ensuring that Nordic and the rest of his establishments have strict policies to ensure respect to customers “irrelevant of their social background, race, and sexual orientation.”
The Hugo’s Group boss went on to condemn the ‘shameful and irresponsible’ posts which tarnish the reputation of the struggling business with “unverified facts, blatant lies and false allegations”.
The issue was first addressed by the Malta Gay Rights Movement (MGRM) after reposting the woman’s post and advising the community to avoid such a venue with politicians like Cyrus Engerer also being amongst the first to address the situation.