In September 2011, a man was stabbed outside the club, but according to a Juliet spokesperson the victim was not a patron. Two months later in late November, a man opened fire inside the club and shot and killed one man while injuring two others.
Juliet insists they have complied with the lease. Partner, Andrew Miltenberg at Nesenoff and Miltenberg, who represents Juliet defended the club telling The Real Deal, " The reality is, all over New York City at times there are violent events. That doesn’t mean that [Juliet] is violating its lease.” He also claimed the landlord is using the recent shootings as an excuse to evict the club and raise the rent.
Juliet was founded by Jon Bakhshi in 2009 and boasted a reputation of attracting celebrity clientele including, Chase Crawford, Jay-Z, Rihanna, and a slew of professional athletes. The night of the November shooting several professional athletes were present, including New York Giants lineman , and teammates , , and . NBA players , , , , and Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman were also in the club at the time. None of the athletes present were injured or had any connections to the crime.
A New York state judge will decide as early as Thursday if the club will be lights out.