The Provincial Court of Santa Cruz de Tenerife has welcomed this Tuesday the second day of the trial against the owner of the chupitería ‘Simpalabras’ in La Laguna for which The Prosecutor’s Office requests 37 years in prison for a crime of sexual assault on a minor, two crimes of sexual abuse and another seven cases of sexual harassment committed between 2014 and 2018, approximately.

Victims and some witnesses have testified for almost four hours who have corroborated that there used to be minors in the bar – they sneaked in with false IDs because they were always asked at the door -, the owner had inappropriate behavior and comments of a sexual nature and on some occasions he arrived to put viagra in the cup of some customers.

However, the ‘fixed’ waitress team has denied that the defendant had obscene and inappropriate behavior, on the contrary, he “defended” them, and they never saw that he exceeded any worker or client.

A 20-year-old girl, who spent two days working as public relations, stopped going to the ‘pub’ because the defendant tried to kiss her on two occasions and she did not feel “comfortable” with his comments, since in one of them, he even He commented: “You look like you like to have your pants pulled down and you are pinned against the wall.”

Another waitress, who only stayed one night, recalled that the owner made “strange comments” such as that she had to be a “good employee” or if she danced on the bar she would earn more money.

Another worker, who spent more than two months as public relations, stressed that the attitude towards the workers “was not normal” because sometimes she took away their mobile phone and wrote them phrases and poetry.

THEY CONSUMED AND FOUND BAD

According to her account, it was common for the defendant – José Stiven – to invite shots and drinks that he normally prepared himself, and on one occasion when he consumed himself, he does not remember anything, only that he was ill and saw a girl lying on the floor. armchair.

In addition, he has stated that one night, the defendant – who brushed against the waitresses at the bar with a lustful spirit – put a viagra pill in a customer’s glass and the young man “had a bad time” all night, “excited and worried ”.

Another waitress has described José Stiven as a “slimy”, with constant innuendo, he brushed against the bar and touched his ass, and also promoted games between customers and waitresses with shots and questions of a sexual nature.

Paula, who worked at the bar in 2017, has said that the atmosphere “was not professional” because the workers were forced to drink to have a “festive atmosphere” and maintains that the owner “abused his power.”

“SOMETIMES IT WAS PASSED” BUT ALSO “THEY ALLOWED IT”

The most veteran waitresses have another version of that time and although they admit that the accused had a “dirty mind” and “sometimes went too far”, sometimes it was because some workers also “allowed it”.

They have pointed out that only friends from the defendant’s Army were invited – he is a professional soldier – and highlighted that they never saw “anything strange”, they even highlighted that the minor allegedly raped in the bar on the night of January 27, 2021 had to be taken one night from the bar and after offering sex to the boyfriend of one of the waitresses.

Another young woman, a regular customer of the place, has indicated that she suffered some “strange drunkenness” when consuming in the pub, dancing in a “very crazy” and “dirty” way with all the boys. “I did not care about everything and I am not like that,” he said.

He has described Stiven as someone “very heavy” and “obese” with some girls and with “obscene behaviors”.

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