Nowhere Bar owner charged with sex crimes

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by Spencer Jenkins (he/him)
Executive Director
spencer@queerkentucky.com

*Update: $50,000 bond has been posted, according to court documents. Mattingly will now go into the home incarceration program. He will be in court again on Sept. 30 at 9 a.m. for a preliminary hearing.

On September 21, David Timothy Mattingly, owner of Nowhere Bar on Bardstown Road, was arrested and charged with first degree sodomy and first degree sexual abuse. According to Jefferson County court records, police served a warrant to Mattingly at his home in Cherokee Park.

David Timothy Mattingly

Records state that Mattingly, at his home, made the victim a drink that made the victim feel “sick and going in and out of consciousness” on the night of Sept. 16.

The victim stated that while they were laying down on the couch, Mattingly began rubbing and touching the victim’s crotch through the outside of their clothing and kissing the victim’s neck. After this, the victim lost consciousness.

The victim stated to police that, after regaining consciousness, they felt discomfort in their rectum and saw Mattingly naked.

After leaving the residence, the victim sought medical treatment for lacerations.

WAVE News reported that Frank Mascagni, Mattingly’s attorney, said that the allegations came as a “tremendous shock” to his client. “He absolutely and unequivocally denies the allegations, they are false,” Mascagni told WAVE News Troubleshooters.

Mattingly was arraigned Thursday and is being held on $50,000 bond. He’ll be back in court next week.

The Louisville Pride Foundation, where Mattingly is a founder, posted this message on their social media, “Following the arrest of one of their owners on felony sexual assault charges, we are immediately terminating our relationship with Nowhere Bar. They will no longer be a sponsor or a participant in the Louisville Pride Festival or any other events.”

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