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Chasity Valentino Legal Defense

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Dozens peacefully demonstrated outside of Hamburger Mary’s St. Louis in July after the firing of drag legend Krista Versace. The termination ignited a much larger conversation among entertainers, former employees, and even customers about allegedly offensive and inappropriate behavior on the part of co-owner David Pardue. 

Trans activist and entertainer Chasity Valentino was proudly among the protesters but is one of only two individuals singled out in Pardue’s audacious defamation suit, the other individual being producer Chuck Pfoutz. 

Additionally named in the suit is Euclid Media, the parent company of Riverfront Times and Out in STL. Neither publication covered the story or the protests.  

Anthony Rothert of the ACLU of Eastern Missouri reviewed the file and said, “It does seem like a bullying piece of litigation, particularly against this person [Chasity].” 

Chasity is young and on a limited income. She must now come up with $2,500 for a quality defense or risk a judgment that could reach upwards of a million dollars. 

On July 5, 2020, Chastity stood up for her community. Please stand up for her in return. If you can only give $5, please give it and then ask your friends to donate as well. Chasity doesn’t have David Pardue’s deep pockets, but she has an entire community that has her back. 

Let’s do this.


  • Geoffrey Story
    • $30 
    • 4 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $5 
    • 4 yrs
  • Janessa Highland
    • $20 
    • 4 yrs
  • Terrence Stokes
    • $30 
    • 4 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $40 
    • 4 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Chris Andoe
St Louis, MO
Chasity Valentino

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