Woman files lawsuit against Roanoke Golden Corral

Woman files lawsuit against Roanoke Golden Corral


A LOCAL WOMAN HAS FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST GOLDEN CORRAL IN ROANOKE.. AFTER SHE SAYS SHE WAS MISTREATED AT THE RESTAURANT LAST MONTH. SHE SAYS SHE AND HER FAMILY WERE WRONGFULLY ACCUSED OF STEALING FOOD FROM THE GOLDEN CORRAL DURING A BIRTHDAY DINNER FOR HER DAUGHTER. WSLS TEN’S IRISHA JONES JOINS US FROM ROANOKE AFTER HEARING FROM LEAH WILLIAMS AND HER ATTORNEYS FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY…. IRISHA? THE LAWSUIT DOCUMENTS TELLS, WILLIAMS HER AND FAMILY SUFFERED PUBLIC HUMILIATION AND OTHER DAMAGES AND A RESULT OF THE INCIDENT IN LATE AUGUST. WILLIAMS ALSO SAYS HER FAMILY ENDURED RACISM FROM A MANAGER AND A WAITRESS AT GOLDEN CORRAL. THEY ARE BOTH NAMED IN THE FEDERAL LAWSUIT IN ROANOKE CITY DISTRICT COURT. WILLIAMS POSTED VIDEO LAST MONTH SHOWING THE MANAGER ASKING TO SEE A PURSE AFTER THEY WERE ACCUSED OF STEALING CHICKEN FROM THE BUFFET. WILLIAMS DIDN’T SAY MUCH ABOUT THE SPECIFIC INCIDENT THIS AFTERNOON…ONLY THAT SHE IS STANDING UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT. HER ATTORNEY AFTER THE CONFERENCE SAYS WILLIAMS SON AND DAUGHTER ARE EFFECTED BY THIS WHOLE SITUATION. 30:28:23 MARIO WILLIAMS- ATTORNEY “THAT KIND OF EXPERIENCE AS YOU CAN IMAGINE BEING FALSELY ACCUSED OF STEALING IN FRONT OF YOUR PARENTS AND GRANDMOTHER JUST LEAVES A PSYCHOLOGIAL TRAUMA WITH YOU. WE WILL HAVE EXPERTS IN THE CASE. 08:21:09 MIKE DONOVAN- PRESIDENT OF NEXUS SERVICES “PLATIUM CORRAL YOU HAVE A OPPORTUNITY. IT ISN’T ABOUT APOLOGIZING. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO TO MAKE SURE THIS DOESN’T HAPPEN AGAIN TO MAKE SURE THIS FAMILY DOESN’T SUFFER THE WAY THIS FAMILY DID.” THE LAWSUIT IS SEEKING MONETARY DAMAGES. A COMPANY SPEAKING FOR THE RESTAURANT WOULD NOT CONFIRM IF SURVEILLANCE VIDEO EXISTS BUT SAID IT’S COMPANY POLICY NOT TO RELEASE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO. THEY’VE APOLOGIZED ONCE BEFORE THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA AND OFFERING TO SPEAK WITH WILLIAMS, AND SAYING THE COMPANY IS ADDRESSING THE INCIDENT INTERNALLY.

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