Lawsuit filed against Roanoke Golden Corral

Lawsuit filed against Roanoke Golden Corral


SEY WARD. THE GOLDEN CORRAL RESTAURANT IN ROANOKE IS FACING A LAWSUIT.. AFTER A WOMAN SAYS EMPLOYEES MISTREATED HER BECAUSE OF HER RACE. ATTORNEYS FOR LEAH WILLIAMS ANNOUNCED THE LAWSUIT TODAY. WSLS 10’S TOMMY LOPEZ JOINS US LIVE WITH MORE ON THE ACCUSATIONS. TOMMY WHAT ARE THEY SAYING? ATTORNEYS REPRESENTING LEAH WILLIAMS, WHO LIVES IN ROANOKE, SAY SHE’S FILING A FEDERAL LAWSUIT AGAINST GOLDEN CORRAL FOR RACIAL DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT. THIS COMES ABOUT A MONTH AFTER A SOCIAL MEDIA POST OF HER STORY WENT VIRAL. THE ATTORNEYS SAY RESTAURANT EMPLOYEES FALSELY ACCUSED THE FAMILY OF STEALING CHICKEN WINGS. WERE OVERTLY RACIST. AND BANNED THE FAMILY WITHOUT JUSTIFIABLE CAUSE. THE ATTORNEYS SAY IN A PRESS RELEASE, QUOTE, “LEAH WILLIAMS AND FAMILY SUFFERED HORRIFIC RACISM AT THE HANDS OF MANAGEMENT AND STAFF.” GOLDEN CORRAL ISSUED AN APOLOGY AFTER THIS INCIDENT. ATTORNEY MIKE DONOVAN. SAYS, QUOTE, “THEIR SOCIAL MEDIA APOLOGIES RING HOLLOW IN THE FACE OF THEIR CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT OF RACISTS WHO HAVE DEMONSTRATED THEIR FRANK WILLINGNESS TO USE THEIR POSITIONS TO DISCRIMINATE AGAINST AFRICAN- AMERICANS IN THE COMMUNITY.” WILLIAMS POSTED THESE VIDEOS AND PICTURES… SAYING SHE WAS “DISGUSTED” BY THE INCIDENT. THE POST QUICKLY RECEIVED THOUSANDS OF VIEWS AND SHARES. SHE SAID SHE WENT THERE TO CELEBRATE WITH HER DAUGHTER, WHO WAS TURNING 10, AND HER MOTHER. SHE SAID THE MANAGER ACCUSED THEM OF STEALING FOOD. VIDEO SHOWS THIS INTERACTION WITH THE MANAGER. WILLIAMS: “YOU CANNOT SEARCH MY PURSE BECAUSE YOU DO NOT HAVE A WARRANT FOR THAT” MANAGER: “I CAN JUST CHECK THE VIDEO” WILLIAMS: “I DON’T CARE WHAT YOU DO” MANAGER: “AND I CAN CALL THE POLICE” WILLIAMS: “CALL THE POLICE” THE POLICE CAME, BUT DIDN’T ARREST ANYONE. THE FAMILY DID NOT ALLOW ANYONE TO LOOK INSIDE THE PURSE. A COMPANY SPEAKING FOR THE RESTAURANT WOULD NOT CONFIRM IF SURVEILLANCE VIDEO EXISTS. WILLIAMS IS SCHEDULED TO SPEAK AT A PRESS CONFERENCE HER ATTORNEYS ARE HOLDING TOMORROW AFTERNOON. LIVE IN ROANOKE, TOMMY LOPEZ, WSLS 10. NEW AT FIVE ..

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