A tourist, travelling from Mississippi to Nashville, claimed that she was kicked out of a Coyote Ugly bar for being gay. Cat Mahan said that the manager did not allowed her to get in the bar because she was dressed ‘like a man’.
Going on she said: “He proceeded to kick me out, because I was screaming that he’s homophobic across his bar. Then, when he got me outside, he told me that if I’m dressed like a man, I’m going to be treated like a man.”
The owner of the bar Liliana Lovell answered the allegations via Facebook. She wrote: “I am literally hysterical laughing thinking, half the bartenders were probably gay that were working that night…
“Instead of blaming your behavior on us why not say ‘I am sorry, I wasn’t being cognizant about the rules of the bar.’ That’s it. No big deal. But no, now we will have to deal with this ridiculousness.” In a statement sent to FOX13, Lovell added: “Coyote Ugly has long-standing, well-established rules of decorum that are strictly enforced at all of our bars worldwide to ensure everyone’s safety. The policy states that there will be no physical contact of any kind of any person while on the bar from a patron on the ground.” This policy is for any person and has no differentiation for people of varying gender, relationship, race, sexuality or any other perceived or real defining classification,” Lovell continued.
Mahan responded: “Of course I was upset… Your manager told me if I was dressed like a man he was going to treat me like a man and then acted like he was going to fight me in front of your bar! You have got to be kidding me!” The manager has not yet responded to the allegations.