‘This have to be stopped’: restaurant proprietor Perry is being sued for allegedly inappropriate touching of feminine staff

PERRY, Okla (KFOR) – A restaurant proprietor in downtown Perry now faces 4 prices of alleged sexual harassment and assault of feminine staff.

Charles Brzezinski Jr. was incarcerated at Noble County Jail on three counts of sexual battery and one depend of lewd molestation.

Charles Brzezinski Jr. Picture: Noble County Jail.

Courtroom data present that between December 2022 and January 2023, three adults and a minor had been interviewed by Perry Police Division.

Brzezinski is accused of leaping a sufferer dry within the restaurant’s cooler. He additionally allegedly advised victims that he needed to “kiss” and made sexual remarks to staff.

The victims additionally declare that he would seize varied physique elements, together with breasts and extra personal areas.

One of many victims was stated to be solely 15 years previous on the time.

“JV1 advised me she lastly determined to stop when Brzezinski began asking her about her upcoming birthday. She advised me that he advised her she was turning 16 years previous and that’s the authorized age of consent. She advised me that remark made her very uncomfortable so she spoke to her mom and determined to place in her two week discover,” one seemingly assertion reads.

The minor additionally advised police that Brzezinski would inform her that she had typically had one thing on her butt and that he would then squeeze or rub it.

“JV1 advised me Brzezinski would make sexual feedback to her each time she labored,” the data reveal.

A video was submitted as proof, based on courtroom paperwork.

The video reportedly reveals Brzezinski being confronted at Charlie B’s for “inappropriately” touching waitresses.

The outside of the Charlie B’s restaurant. KFOR’s picture.

The video reveals him denying the claims, however acknowledging that he “may need unintentionally touched somebody whereas strolling previous them in tight areas,” an affidavit reads.

When Brzezinski was introduced in for questioning, reviews point out {that a} Perry Police Division detective spoke to him about allegations of inappropriately touching a feminine worker. He denied ever being accused and appeared to have modified his story when the detective stated he had accused him on video.

“Through the interview, Brzezinski took punches on the victims by making the accusations and saying issues about them being demeaning or saying they weren’t clever and had been after his cash. He additionally accused one among them of being a thief,” the possible trigger assertion learn.

Jon Dunivan is a Perry lawyer representing the 4 victims on this case.

He stated the matter was first dropped at his consideration in December 2022.

“They had been youthful and so they had been very intimidated and hesitant to make accusations. I inspired and instructed them to be courageous, stick collectively, acquire some corroborating proof, some witnesses, after which take their data to the prosecutor or the police and ask for an investigation.” , explains Dunivan.

Dunivan advised Information 4 that the victims have felt a mixture of feelings in latest months.

“In a manner, they’re scared. I imply, the offender is a giant man. He’s in all probability 275 kilos, 6’2. And I met him. He has an intimidating character and he has talked about his skills and martial arts for instance, so they’re bodily scared. They’re emotionally scared. They’re involved about their status as a result of as most individuals know, the sufferer typically feels considerably accountable, which isn’t proper and younger ladies should not really feel that manner. Then there’s additionally some reduction that they have been capable of get issues out within the open. I feel perhaps a little bit proud that they’re standing up not just for themselves, however for ladies on this metropolis, county, state and the world,” Dunivan stated.

Brzezinski was launched from jail the identical day.

Information 4 spoke to him by cellphone Friday morning.

He stated his reserving was a stroll through which it was solely 20 to half-hour earlier than he was launched.

“They did not arrest me. I went by it. Okay. So there’s a massive distinction. I went in as a result of, you recognize, a responsible flee or dodge. Not me. I went in, I lined up my geese,” he stated.

Brzezinski put his innocence on the road and stated every part about this case is a lie.

“I’ll be very, very transient with you as a result of all of those allegations are fully false. And when you analysis the individuals who accuse me of this, you will note that there’s a historical past,” stated Brzezinski. “I’ve a lawyer and we’re going to battle tooth and nail as a result of these are false accusations. It is retribution, that is what it is all about.”

Brzezinski advised Information 4 that if a narrative is unfold about him, one of many sufferer’s histories ought to come to gentle as properly.

He talked about one of many sufferer’s names and steered that they dig into her previous.

“I feel it should actually open your eyes. I actually do not wish to say an excessive amount of as a result of I do not wish to jeopardize something,” he stated. “I will likely be acquitted of this.”

He believes he’s a goal as a result of he moved to Perry from California.

“That is simply retaliation from a small city full of people that don’t have anything higher to do. You recognize I am new right here and so they’re simply attempting to bust me and I used to be advised that is what they had been going to do once I first opened [Charlie B’s]’ explains Brzezinski.

Dunivan advised KFOR that he and the victims will now await the end result of Brzezinski’s felony prosecution.

“I wish to remind everybody that somebody charged is harmless till confirmed responsible,” Dunivan stated.

He suspects that there could also be extra victims of Brzezinski. He encourages those that know one thing to return ahead.

Dunivan shared with Information 4 a 2012 case involving Brzezinski the place a home violence restraining order had been issued in opposition to Brzezinski.

“Be courageous. Speak to your mother and father. Speak to your pastors. Speak to your coaches. Speak to somebody you possibly can belief when you’re uncomfortable. And remember you could have the regulation in your facet and you’ve got individuals who will get up and defend you in opposition to lawmakers, the judges’ prosecutors and victims’ attorneys,” Dunivan added. “We have to finish this, not simply in Noble County, however around the globe. “

Brzezinski will seem in Noble County Courtroom on June 1 at 10:30 a.m