SANTA ANA, Calif., June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael Reeves, previously a door host for the SLIDEBAR in Fullerton, has filed a Wrongful Termination lawsuit against Defendants SLIDEBAR and JEREMY POPOFF. Mr. Reeves alleges in the Complaint filed in the Orange County Superior Court on June 8, 2012 as follows:
"Kelly Thomas died in the hospital at UC Irvine on July 10, 2011, five days after Fullerton Police responded to the false police report made by [a SLIDEBAR supervisor] and authorized and/or ratified by JEREMY POPOFF and SLIDEBAR.
"Defendants attempted to dissuade and/or prevent MR. REEVES from providing information to law enforcement agencies regarding the false police report that he witnessed by warning MR. REEVES not to talk to anyone about Kelly Thomas or the false police and repeatedly telling MR. REEVES that SLIDEBAR had nothing to do with Kelly Thomas's death.
"When MR. REEVES would not be dissuaded or prevented by the Defendants' constant warning and admonitions, the Defendants set out to punish and make an example of MR. REEVES by taking away, one by one, MR. REEVES's privileges of employment, including his position at the front of SLIDEBAR, his responsibility of driving the company vehicle to promotional events, and, eventually, his employment at SLIDEBAR, in order to dissuade and/or prevent others from providing information to law enforcement agencies."
Mr. Reeves is represented by the Los Angeles Law Firm of Solomon, Saltsman & Jamieson. A conformed copy of the filed lawsuit is posted on the firm's website at www.ssjlaw.com. Please contact Stephen Warren Solomon or Stephen Allen Jamieson at (310) 822-9848 for any questions.
SOURCE Los Angeles Law Firm of Solomon, Saltsman & Jamieson