KANSAS CITY - A Kanas City man is suing a popular downtown lounge after he says he was severely beaten by security guards.
According to the lawsuit, Michael Rosenthal Jr. was left with multiple concussions and cuts last August after leaving the Mosaic Lounge in the Power and Light District.
“It’s going to remind him of the situation every time he looks in the mirror in the morning,” Rosenthal’s attorney Jim Brady said.
They’ve filed a lawsuit against the lounge and The Cordish Companies, Inc., the developer of the Power and Light District in downtown Kansas City.
"My reaction was ‘Oh my god, that's quite the beating,’” Brady said. “My reaction was also the same as anybody else’s, ‘What did you do to deserve this?’"
The lawsuit claims a bouncer told Rosenthal he had to leave the lounge, but as he walked away, the bouncer and several club employees began to punch and kick him.
"And he’s in a position where he's being, you know, he’s on the ground being punched and kicked and he has no idea what was going on," Brady said.
The lawsuit adds Power and Light security arrived and handcuffed Rosenthal, where he was forced to wait 30 minutes before he was released without ever being arrested.
"It’s the extent or the excessiveness or the force that they used which was entirely inappropriate,” Brady said.
The lawsuit asks for more than $25,000 to cover Rosenthal’s injuries, among other things.
"You want your dignity back,” Brady said. “That’s why my client wants, he wants to stand up to say to the people who did this, ‘You were wrong,’ and he wants them to be held accountable."
We reached out to both companies mentioned in the lawsuit for a comment. A representative from The Cordish Companies, Inc., said they would release a statement, however we have yet to receive it.