As the country reopens and attempts to bounce back from the economic slowdown, gyms, salons, barbershops and other high traffic and contact establishments have been giving the green-light to reopen.
According to reports, today an employee violated the rights of Entrepreneur/Actor/PRoducer/Writer Kevin L. Walker and his fiance’ Donnabella Mortel-Walker own and run over a dozen businesses and have offices right across from the North Hollywood, CA 24 Hour fitness gym.
According to reports and tweets by Walker, a 24 hour fitness employee violated Walker and Mortel’s rights, discriminated against him, singled him out, made disparaging remarks, and then threatened to cause bodily harm.
Sources close to the couple allowed us to listen to the video/audio and the employee “Julian,” indeed did act as Walker and Mortel stated.
We ask for a manager and his response is to call us “clowns” & make threats saying “I get off at 9:30” ?
You can believe if this isn’t handled correctly, I’m suing. pic.twitter.com/sSteqVoIIv
— Kevin L. Walker (@KevinLWalker) June 27, 2020
Walker is no stranger to not allowing people to push him around and recently won $257,000 in federal court against producers of his film Vigilante Diaries, and tens of thousands against former several employees that willfully violated agreements, stole company secrets/assets, and fraudulently misrepresented themselves. One business was put out of business by Walker as a result of his suit against them.
24 Hour fitness was recently sued in a Federal lawsuit, when they seemingly willfully continued to charge customers, stating they were unable to freeze payments, though freezing payment is a simple merchant processing function, and as simple as clicking a button.
The California Department of Public health released guidelines for gyms when reopening. The guidelines state that employees and personal trainers must wear face coverings, and face coverings are encouraged when social distance cannot be maintained, but excluded people engaged in exercise activities from having to wear a face covering.
It is also a known fact that wearing a face mask and constantly breathing in carbon dioxide, can deteriorate ones health.
Recently California governor Newsom and the California Department of Public Health released update guidelines, where exercising remained exempt from a face covering requirement.
” The following individuals are exempt from wearing a face covering:
- Persons age two years or under. These very young children must not wear a face covering because of the risk of suffocation.
- Persons with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a face covering. This includes persons with a medical condition for whom wearing a face covering could obstruct breathing or who are unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove a face covering without assistance.
- Persons who are hearing impaired, or communicating with a person who is hearing impaired, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication.
- Persons for whom wearing a face covering would create a risk to the person related to their work, as determined by local, state, or federal regulators or workplace safety guidelines.
- Persons who are obtaining a service involving the nose or face for which temporary removal of the face covering is necessary to perform the service.
- Persons who are seated at a restaurant or other establishment that offers food or beverage service, while they are eating or drinking, provided that they are able to maintain a distance of at least six feet away from persons who are not members of the same household or residence.
- Persons who are engaged in outdoor work or recreation such as swimming, walking, hiking, bicycling, or running, when alone or with household members, and when they are able to maintain a distance of at least six feet from others.
- Persons who are incarcerated. Prisons and jails, as part of their mitigation plans, will have specific guidance on the wearing of face coverings or masks for both inmates and staff. “