Reggie’s Releases Statement as Newly-Obtained Video Shows LSU Student Madison Brooks Leaving Bar
Newly-obtained video shows LSU student Madison Brooks leaving Reggie's in Tigerland the same night she was involved in a deadly crash.
The video footage was obtained by WAFB and shows Brooks and the four male suspects walking away from the bar before investigators say the LSU student was raped and then fatally struck by a vehicle.
It's a tragic story that has now gained national and global attention after East Baton Rouge Parish authorities allege that Brooks was raped by two of the four suspects between the time they all left the bar shortly before 2 a.m. on January 15 and when she was struck about an hour later around 3 a.m.
Surveillance video taken from outside of Reggie's bar around 1:50 a.m. allegedly shows Brooks following the group of male suspects.
Two of the suspects—Kaivon Washington (18) and an unnamed 17-year-old—were booked with third-were booked with third-degree rape charges after the 18-year-old told investigators he and the 17-year-old took turns having sex with Brooks in the backseat of a vehicle.
That vehicle was driven by 18-year-old Casen Carver, who was also arrested along with 28-year-old Everette Lee; both men were booked as principals to third-degree rape as they reportedly sat by in the front seats of the vehicle while the other two suspects had sex with Brooks.
The suspects then dropped off the LSU student in a neighborhood near Burbank drive where she was ultimately hit and killed. Brooks' BAC was .319 percent—a level that investigators say can lead to alcohol poisoning and loss of consciousness.
In the wake of the new revelations, Reggie's has had their liquor license yanked while an investigation into the reports that Brooks (19) and the underage suspects drank at the Tigerland bar before the tragic events that would follow.
Reggie's is currently closed and working with investigators as they released a new statement earlier today (Jan. 26).
Even though she entered the bar with false identification, she wasn’t served nor did she consume any drinks at least during the last hour she was at Reggie’s.
Reggie’s has voluntarily turned over all video surveillance footage to EBRSO and has fully cooperated with EBRSO investigators since they were first contacted and requested to assist on Sunday, January 15.
Also, Reggie’s has reached out directly to LSU President Tate in response to his call for action and look forward to meeting with him and his team soon to work together to address the issues raised in his recent press release.
See the latest updates on this story here as we will continue to update you as new details unfold.