Comedy club owner charged with sexual assault
London Community News
Police have charged the owner of the Big League Comedy club in downtown London with sexual assault following an alleged incident that took place last week.
Benjamine Clements, 33, was arrested following an incident at the club located at 386 Richmond St. on July 4, police said.
The charge against Clements has not been proven in court.
Lisa Murray, a spokeswoman for the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, said because of information passed on to the commission from London police about an alleged assault, the club was handed an interim suspension of its liquor licence on Monday (July 9).
The commission's registrar has also issued a notice of a proposal to permanently revoke the club's liquor licence.
The licensee has 15 days to appeal the suspension to a tribunal, Murray said, but during that time, no liquor can be sold or served at the club because of the notice of the proposal to revoke the licence.
If the licensee does not file an appeal, she said, the club's licence will be revoked.
Murray said the club received its liquor licence in December, 2011.
If anyone has any information that may help this investigation, they are asked to call the London Police Service at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent in online anonymously to www.londoncrimestoppers.com.