The bouncer who was stabbed in Mayfair was protecting VIP clients at a ‘wild sex party’ hosted by aristocrat Lord Davenport, it has been claimed.
Tudor Simionov, 33, was stabbed to death as he tried to stop gatecrashers storming into the exclusive late night ‘after-party’ on London’s Park Lane.
The 33-year-old had been working outside the private event when he was knifed in the chest at around 5.30am on January 1.
A party hostess was also seriously injured in the attack.
According to an employee at the party, Eddie Davenport, who is known for his lavish sex parties, was helping with payments at the door when the thugs stormed the venue.
They told MailOnline: ‘Eddie organised the party. He was the one who handled payment.
‘He was the one with the card machine and collecting cash. For example, five males were charged £2,000, three males were £800 and I think one male single entry was £100.
‘Prices weren’t fixed, they went up and down. Davenport worked with two other chaps and a Chinese lady.’
They added that it ‘was a wild party’ and that everything was available.
Another source also said the party was organised by Lord Davenport and that he had ‘got a lot in a lot of brass [high-class prostitutes] and he had a lot of his friends and old clients there.’
According to a club promoter in the party scene, the £2,000-a-table event was a private party for Davenport’s wealthy clients and included Arab princes and tycoons.
Mr Simionov was filmed outside 80 Park Lane trying to stop a group of up to nine men gatecrashing the party.
He could be seen pushing the men away and throwing punches at the gang before he is knifed in the chest.
The 33-year-old had moved to the UK from Romania ‘for a better life’ just two months ago and was planning to marry his girlfriend this year.
She said today: ‘Right now I can’t think about him in the past. He was my future husband and we came to London from Romania for a better life.
‘I can’t explain in words how much pain I am in’.
Another club promoter called Mr Simionov a ‘hero’ and said he ‘died trying to save his colleagues’.
A 26-year-old man has since been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in being held at a central London police station.
Metro.co.uk has contacted Lord Davenport for comment.