Police: ‘The Slut Whisperer’ promoted Hoboken bar under criminal probe for sex acts

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A promoter known as “The Slut Whisperer” promoted a party at a Hoboken bar currently under criminal probe for sex acts that took place early Sunday morning, police said. 

Photo via Instagram.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

According to Police Chief Kenneth Ferrante, the department became aware of social media activity that was showing videos from incidents that had occurred inside The HUB (Hudson Ultra Bar at 16 Hudson Place) from late Saturday into early Sunday morning.

The alleged activity occurred during a promotion called “Supreme Saturdays at HUB.”

According to the preliminary investigation, the promoter hired by The HUB that night is known as #theslutwhisperer, who has millions of viewers on social media.

The Hoboken Police Alcohol Beverage Control Unit Investigators (ABC Unit), along with Hoboken Police Detectives, immediately began reviewing videos and comments from open source, social media.

The videos obtained depict extremely graphic, sexual acts being performed out in the open.  After reviewing videos and additional records obtained on Monday, September 10th, it was determined that there were ABC violations, authorities said.

On Tuesday evening, the Hoboken Police ABC Investigators served the HUB ownership group with many charges due to multiple acts of lewd behavior.

The ABC hearing will be held September 20th at 4 p.m., at City Hall, located at 94 Washington St.,  at which time, the City of Hoboken is seeking revocation of The HUB’s Liquor License.

As of now, The HUB remains open until the ABC hearing. The Hoboken Police Department will continue to have a strong presence in the vicinity along with the ABC Unit, who will be
monitoring the area to ensure dangerous and illegal conduct is not continuing in that immediate area, Ferrante added.

The Hoboken Police Department Investigations Bureau is continuing a criminal investigation into this matter.

Anyone with information, videos or pictures regarding this incident is asked to contact the Hoboken Police Department’s Investigations Bureau Lt. Edgardo Cruz at 201-420-5101 and cruze@hobokenpd.org.

All information will be kept confidential.

“I saw videos of activity that I never could imagine would occur anywhere, especially in a business open to the public with a liquor license approved by the City of Hoboken and State of New Jersey,” Ferrante added.

“To state that this conduct will not be tolerated by the Hoboken Police Department is a major understatement. Any other bar owner that thinks they can allow or promote this type of activity, in the City of Hoboken, will also face charges which could lead to
a revocation of their license, and severe penalties. For any individual who saw the disgraceful acts, and are thinking of coming to a bar in Hoboken to repeat this activity towards women, be assured that you will be arrested if you violate the law.”

Ferrante also credited Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez and her SVU Unit Detectives who are assisting in the investigation, as well asHoboken Police Capt. Charles
Campbell, Lt. Edgardo Cruz and their criminal investigators, as well as Lt. Scott Hochstadter and his ABC investigators, for their work thus far on this case.

“What happened this past weekend in Hoboken Ultra Bar, HUB, is an affront to human decency and a horrific objectification of women,” stated Bhalla.

“I will use all my powers as Mayor to make sure it never happens in our City again. Accordingly, I have directed the ABC Prosecutor to vigorously seek the permanent revocation of HUB’s liquor license, the severest penalty available under the law.”

Additionally, HUB Hoboken isn’t a lengthy statement on social media this afternoon apologizing for what occurred over the weekend.

” … On behalf of management, ownership, staff and all involved in our business, we would like to extend a sincere apology for the deplorable and unfortunate incident that took place on the evening of Saturday, September 8th,” the club wrote.

“The actions of the individuals are by no means behavior we allow, permit nor promote. The individuals involved were escorted out by management and security.”

The message further states that they are fully complying with the ongoing investigation to prevent a similar incident from happening again.

In an update from the city late this afternoon, the Hoboken ABC board has agreed to adjourn the HUB’s hearing scheduled for September 20th until October 25th after the establishment agreed to say closed pending the outcome of the hearing.