LA Fitness reportedly fires employee who was accused of calling customer a 'faggot'

Posted on 20 Nov 2009 at 2:40pm

An employee at LA Fitness on Mockingbird Lane who was accused of calling a customer a “faggot” has been fired, according to another employee at the gym who spoke to Dallas Voice on condition of anonymity.

Representatives at LA Fitness’ corporate office in California have failed to respond to numerous phone calls seeking comment since the incident was first reported to the newspaper 11 days ago.

Gay LA Fitness customer Jason Evans, 36, alleges that on Sunday, Nov. 8, employee Mark Ramirez twice said to him, “Have a good workout, faggot.” Read Evans’ full account of the incident by going here.

The LA Fitness employee who spoke to Dallas Voice anonymously said Ramirez was fired earlier this week after a thorough investigation. The employee said the company took Evans’ allegation very seriously but also didn’t want to make any rash judgments.

While the case amounted to Evans’ word against Ramirez’s, the investigation determined that even if Ramirez didn’t use the word “faggot,” he treated Evans inappropriately, according to the employee.

The employee said while numerous customers at the heavily gay gym have inquired about the incident, only two have actually cancelled their memberships.

Evans couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

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