The heartbreak continues at the Bloomfield go-go bar, Heart Breakers. On Sunday, The Star Ledger reported that a 25 year-old man “was charged with aggravated assault today for allegedly beating an exotic dancer in his home after she woke up and found a different man beside her in bed,” according to police.
Jeff Demarais, 25, of Newark allegedly picked up a 22 year-old exotic dancer around 3 a.m. on Sunday at Hear Breakers and returned to his home where Detective Todd McClendon said they used illegal drugs and had consensual sex.
The woman awoke to a man she didn’t recognize in the bed and began to argue with Demarais. According to McClendon, Demarais took out a firearm and punched the woman several times.
The woman fled the home and called police, and Demarais was arrested around 1 p.m. without incident.
This latest incident follows the hearing bar owner Jimmy Correia had with the Bloomfield Council on May 17 to address the excessive number of police reports generated by incidents at Heart Breakers. Councilman Hamilton suggested that Correia change his methods of disciplining employees, and that the bartenders recieve additional training to avoid serving customers in excess.
The bar was also the site of a homicide in 2009.