More than 20 guests at this month’s DV8 fetish party were removed by security for alleged sexual behaviour, with organisers claiming the actions were homophobic.
Organiser James Rennie told Sydney Star Observer that the DV8 parties will no longer be held at the Dendy Martin Place venue as a result.
Dendy Management have denied their contracted security staff acted inappropriately.
I appreciate the laws in NSW that sex on premises without [an appropriate] licence isn’t allowed, but what really got my back up was that these guys weren’t having sex on the premises, Rennie said.
We had two guys there who were dressed as US weapons inspectors and just as a bit of a joke they were going around asking people if they could measure their cocks -“ they were actually thrown out for that.
At the same time I had straight couples there who were quite openly touching each other up and feeling each other who were completely left alone.
Rennie said that the Dendy hired their own security as one of the conditions of the event. Dendy management declined to tell the Star the name of the security company and denied allegations of homophobia. A spokesperson for the venue reiterated to the Star the laws against sex on premises, adding that at the previous DV8 party, no patrons were asked to leave for inappropriate behaviour.
Rennie is currently seeking an alternative venue for the next party, which is scheduled for 7 June.
We’re actually looking at some warehouse spaces, which will allow us to take DV8 way underground, which is the only way I’m going to be able to provide the night that I want to. They will go underground and become a private members’ party, basically, Rennie said.