Woman files lawsuit against Golden Corral

Woman files lawsuit against Golden Corral


A LAWSUIT CLAIMING RACIAL DISCRIMINATION FROM GOLDEN CORRAL WAS OFFICIALLY FILED IN ROANOKE TODAY. A LOCAL WOMAN SAYS .. EMPLOYEES MISTREATED HER AND HER FAMILY BECAUSE OF HER RACE LAST MONTH. WSLS TEN’S IRISHA JONES JOINS US LIVE FROM OUTSIDE THE RESTAURANT WHERE EARLIER TODAY WE HEARD FROM LEAH WILLIAMS AND HER ATTORNEYS FOR THE FIRST TIME. IRISHA? THIS IS A 31 PAGE DOCUMENT EXPLAINING THE LAWSUIT AND ALL THE DETAILS OF WHAT HAPPENED WHEN LEAH WILLIAMS AND HER FAMILY VISITED GOLDEN CORRAL FOUR WEEKS AGO. SHE HOPES THIS LAWSUIT HELPS TO PREVENT ANOTHER SITUATION FOR ANY OTHER PERSON OR FAMILY. SHOW PHONE VIDEO OF INCIDENT 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” THIS VIDEO SHOWS THE INTERACTION WITH LEAH WILLIAMS AND A MANAGER AT GOLDEN CORRAL IN ROANOKE ON AUGUST 27. THE INCIDENT IS NOW THE CENTER OF A FEDERAL LAWSUIT. 29:01:17 “IT WILL GO OUT FOR SERVICE TODAY AFTER SERVICE THEY HAVE 21 DAYS TO FILE AN ANSWER OR A MOTION TO DISMISS,” LEAH WILLIAMS AND HER ATTORNEY’S SAY RESTAURANT EMPLOYEES FALSELY ACCUSED THE FAMILY OF STEALING CHICKEN WINGS DURING A BIRTHDAY DINNER FOR HER 10 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER. HER ATTORNEY SAID IN A NEWS CONFERENCE TODAY…HIS CLIENT AND HER FAMILY ALSO FACED RACIAL DISCRIMINATION FROM THE RESTAURANT. MARIO WILLIAMS 31:34:05 “I DON’T NEED TO GO INTO ANY DETAILS ABOUT THE HISTORICAL STEREOTYPES OF BLACKS AND CHICKEN BECAUSE YOU ALREADY KNOW IT. SO YOU PICK CHICKEN TO FALSELY ACCUSE A FAMILY OF STEALING FROM A BUFFET THAT’S ALREADY BEEN PAID FOR AND THEN YOU SAY YOU HAVE THE EVIDENCE TO PROVE IT BUT YOU NEVER SHOW THE FAMILY THE EVIDENCE OR THE POLICE THE EVIDENCE,” WILLIAMS SPOKE TO THE MEDIA FOR THE FIRST TIME SAYING SHE’S NOT DOING THE LAWSUIT FOR HERSELF OR SPECIAL ATTENTION. 13:26:13 LEAH WILLIAMS: “I STAND HERE BRAZEN AND BOLD AND WILL NOT BACK DOWN TO WHAT LIES AHEAD OF ME. I’M DOING THIS TO TEACH A LESSON FOR ALL CHILDREN TO LET THEM KNOW, YOU STAND UP FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE IS RIGHT WHEN OTHERS STAND AGAINST YOU.” HER ATTORNEY’S SAY THEY HAVEN’T HAD ANY CONTACT WITH GOLDEN CORRAL BUT SAY ONE OF THE EMPLOYEES LISTED IN THE LAWSUIT CONTACTED WILLIAMS AFTER THE INCIDENT AND MADE THREATS TOWARDS HER. WILLIAMS FILED A PROTECTIVE ORDER. THEY ALSO SAYS IF ANY SURVEILLANCE VIDEO DOES EXIST….THEY’RE ASKING THE RESTAURANT TO RELEASE THE FOOTAGE. I ASKED A ROANOKE POLICE SPOKESMAN IF THEY RECEIVED ANY SURVEILLANCE VIDEO FROM THE RESTAURANT….HE TELLS ME AS FAR AS HE KNOWS NO SUCH VIDEO DOESN’T EXIST. LIVE IN ROANOKE, IRISHA JONES WSLS 10 THE COMPANY REPRESENTING GOLDEN CORRAL HAS ALSO RELEASED A STATEMENT… SAYING QUOTE — “AS A CORPORATE POLICY, WE DO NOT PROVIDE COMMENT ON LITIGATION, THREATENED OR OTHERWISE.”

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