In a video Chachki took that later appeared on Facebook, we can see her arguing with staff over how the situation had been handled, claiming she’d been “physically dragged out.”
The venue, which operates as a dual club and sex club, was instantly targeted on social media by outraged fans.
Now Le Dépôt is coming forward with its own version of events, claiming Chachki’s behavior, not her appearance, was the reason for 86ing her.
Here’s the statement they made:
“Le Dépôt has been a gay club for 19 years. It is a true institution of the Parisian nightlife that respects all the LGBTQ communities and in particular every gay individual, whether they chose to express their personality in a masculine, feminine or androgynous way. The club is a place where all the sexualities are respected.
Violet Chachki was indeed expelled from the club at 4:00 am following an unacceptable and inappropriate behavior inside the club with the other clients. Violet Chachki posted videos of the Cruising Sex space of Le Dépôt on her Instagram account when this is explicitly forbidden by the internal rules and regulations as she was reminded several times. She also tried to go downstairs with female clients when the space is just for male clients.
There never was any judgement about Chachki’s gender, looks, color of skin or overall appearance. He was welcomed inside without any discrimation just like all the other clients.
He wasn’t denied the access at the entrance; there was neither transphobia nor any discrimination towards him/her, just enforcement of the rules and regulations of the club.
Furthermore, Violet was very aggressive with the security staff, who stayed polite despite the insults, as you can see on the video. His excessive behavior disturbed the event.
The club promotes every campaign about the discriminations against LGBTQI people and has never been targeted by such a defamatory campaign. If necessary, the direction of the club is ready to take legal action.”
On Twitter, Violet posted that she’s “over it”:
Obviously I love the French and I love paris. There's good and bad people everywhere. I was upset- and rightfully so. What a drama. Over it
— Violet Chachki (@VioletChachki) October 2, 2017