Julius Locklear, the security guard detaining the woman outside a South Carolina strip club in the now-viral “You About to Lose Yo Job” video, didn’t lose his job.
Not only did he not lose his job, but because of the video he’s being offered new jobs all across the country.
Locklear says he has job offerings pouring in thanks to the video, and tells us it’s because prospective employers like the professionalism and restraint he displayed.
Julius says one offer is from an up-and-coming artist in Atlanta who reached out and asked if he’s interested in being hired as his full-time bodyguard.
We’re told another offer is from a big security company in Los Angeles. Locklear says they told him they saw him in the video and are looking for more honest, hardworking and dedicated personnel like him … especially nowadays.
He says they’re holding a position for him, and he’s planning to head to L.A. for a meeting as soon as safely possible. Damn COVID.
The woman in the video, Johnniqua Charles, has been having a rough time and says the viral video has helped her reconnect with family.
She said she had been homeless, dealing with a drug addiction, and doing sex work to survive until very recently. She hadn’t spoken to her family since around November, and they were caring for her 3-year-old son, Juju.
“I’d been on the streets, and they’d been looking for me,” Johniqua told Buzzfeed. “And I guess they seen that this video could basically change my life, and they put out a whole search party to find me.”
the “you about to lose yo job” woman explaining what happened. the video took place in Dillon, SC back in January and the officer that was smiling as she danced was aggressive with her and detained her for no reason as she said. pic.twitter.com/vOaDioNxQ7
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