Early on Aug. 13, a woman standing in Club Cafe, 209 Columbus Ave., had her buttocks grabbed by a male employee.
At a Boston Licensing Board hearing today, a club attorney acknowledged the incident and said video showed the man clearly grabbed the woman rather than, say, gently motioning her out of his way.
The employee, who had worked there for three years with no problems, was fired that night after a manager showed him the video, they attorney said.
Separately, a man upset he got to the Bud Deck bar too late in a game to get a beer took out his frustrations on a woman and her friends by punching her in the mouth - after one of his pals poured a beer on them.
The woman required 15 to 20 stitches to stop the bleeding from her lip, a police detective testified.
According to the woman and Fenway security director Charles Cellucci, the woman's friend was the last to get a beer before the bar shut at the bottom of the seventh inning. A man behind them shoved the friend in frustration, then went back to his space with his buds on the SRO deck, as did the woman and her friend, they said. The woman told the security guard at the deck entrance about the incident. Moments later, the irate man and his group began screaming "rude comments about women" at the woman and her group; Cellucci said the woman's group returned the verbal volleys.
A security guard spoke to both groups to try to calm them down; but as he was talking to the woman's group, one of the irate man's friends grabbed a can of beer, went up to the woman's group and doused them with the beer. A brawl erupted and irate guy wound up and punched - hitting the woman in the mouth. "My lip bows open," the woman said.
Later, Cellucci said, the man claimed he only punched the woman by mistake - he was really taking a swing at one of her male friends.
Police have charged both that man and the beer pourer with assault and battery, a BPD detective said.
The licensing board decides Thursday what action, if any, to take for both incidents.
Board Chairwoman Christine Pulgini, however, said that in both case, it appears there was nothing management could have done to have prevented the men from suddenly acting they way they did.