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Waitress, Red Lobster Sued For $1 Million In Alleged Race Hoax
Yahoo/Daily Caller ^ | May 24, 2014

Posted on 05/25/2014 12:14:07 PM PDT by kingattax

A Tennessee man has filed a $1 million lawsuit Thursday against Red Lobster and one of its waitresses after the waitress claimed last year that he wrote a racial slur on a tip receipt.

Last September, the waitress, Toni Jenkins, posted a picture on Facebook of the receipt which had the words “none” and “Nigger” scrawled on it.

Jenkins, who is black, claimed that a white patron had written the slur.

The name and signature of that patron, Devin Barnes, were visible on the receipt.

But Barnes denied writing the epithet. He said he was out to dinner with his wife at the seafood chain’s Cool Springs, Tenn. location.

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what would the reaction be if someone suggests red lobster's new slogan be "for the N-word lover in you" ?
1 posted on 05/25/2014 12:14:07 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Wasn’t it announced last week the Red Lobster was selling for essentially the value of the real-estate? I suppose he’s really suing their insurance company. A lawyer once told me that insurance guaranteed you’d be sued.


2 posted on 05/25/2014 12:16:47 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: kingattax

The way things are today, with different law enforcement for different races, that is possible. I could see some rich black rapper like JayZ using that as a marketing slogan. JayZ would become angry and confused when other black people gave him a hard time about it. He would call them field N’grs and expect to breeze by with that offense too. This and far worse is likely already being done on private Facebook accounts.


4 posted on 05/25/2014 12:22:38 PM PDT by lee martell
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5 posted on 05/25/2014 12:22:39 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Gen.Blather

“A lawyer once told me that insurance guaranteed you’d be sued.”

You can’t be in business without insurance. Because for sure you are going to get sued for a bunch of stuff along the way.

This suit is unusual, but I’d bet the Red Lobster chain gets sued scores of time each year, at least.


6 posted on 05/25/2014 12:23:13 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: kingattax

I hope the waitress loses and is forced to pay installments for at least the next 10 years.


7 posted on 05/25/2014 12:27:01 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: kingattax
Wasn't Red Lobster (Darden Restaurants) a big Obama supporter?
8 posted on 05/25/2014 12:28:51 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: kingattax

She wasn’t fired for the stunt either. For that alone, I hope he wins the lawsuit.

Been a number of these frauds used by the ‘victims’ to get attention and even donations.


9 posted on 05/25/2014 12:28:51 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Balding_Eagle
I hope the waitress loses and is forced to pay installments for at least the next 10 years.


10 posted on 05/25/2014 12:30:45 PM PDT by Chad_the_Impaler
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To: F15Eagle

I kinda agree. The one that needs to lose big time is the gal who did this. Red Lobster is a victum also.


11 posted on 05/25/2014 12:30:58 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Chad_the_Impaler

I’m aware of that check, what I meant was for her to lose in such a way that her wages would be garnished.


13 posted on 05/25/2014 12:33:09 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: Chad_the_Impaler

Lying and scamming wins every time.


14 posted on 05/25/2014 12:35:18 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: kingattax
The "Public" is divided into two camps.
The sub 70 IQ who will buy into any accusation made, when it involves "racism", "homophobia", sexism", "islamophobia."

And the over 90 IQ group who understand that virtually all such accusations are made by the supposed "victim," or a friend or relative thereof.

This has been the case for decades, and will continue as long as functional morons are born.

15 posted on 05/25/2014 12:37:00 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: kingattax
>"what would the reaction be if someone suggests red lobster's new slogan be "for the N-word lover in you" ?

With a catchy drum beat, and a half dozen half nekid dancin blonde chicks it'd get plenty of air play.

16 posted on 05/25/2014 12:38:16 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: kingattax

The man didn’t leave a tip and was therefore being niggardly.


17 posted on 05/25/2014 12:39:27 PM PDT by equalator
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To: TigerClaws

She wasn’t fired???

Okay, I can see how he’d sue the chain now


18 posted on 05/25/2014 12:40:19 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: kingattax

I’m glad the guy is during the waitress and Red Lobster. It is about time the accusers get sued and I hope they will be more people suing if they are accused of ‘racism’.


19 posted on 05/25/2014 12:48:19 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: SkyDancer

Can I dye myself black, and claim racist and get a quick 10k? Probably not, but hey, sounds like it’s worth a try!


20 posted on 05/25/2014 12:52:53 PM PDT by Aut Pax Aut Bellum (Where are we going from here? Oh yea, downhill...)
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To: Balding_Eagle

I hope the waitress loses and is forced to pay installments for at least the next 10 years.

PC abuse being turned on its head by truth...

Don’t ya love it?

Even if the patron gets a judgment against the waiter, the waiter will never pay it. Their kind never do.


21 posted on 05/25/2014 12:53:23 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Chad_the_Impaler

And I’m not even from Nigeria!


22 posted on 05/25/2014 12:53:52 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Gen.Blather
Wasn’t it announced last week the Red Lobster was selling for essentially the value of the real-estate?

Yes. The new owner is a private holding company that owns some other restaurants. AFAIK, Red Lobster will continue on.

23 posted on 05/25/2014 1:06:24 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: kingattax

GOOD!
Anyone who makes a false accusation must get the same penalty that the falsely-accused one would have gotten.


24 posted on 05/25/2014 1:21:27 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: GeronL

Red Lobster is responsible/liable for what their employees do while on duty at the restaurant.

If the company had decent management with any stones, they would have fired the girl, publicly apologized to the victim and offered him a settlement for the damages caused. As I recall the man was also the recipient of numerous death threats and such.

If there was any legal equality in the justice system, this girl would be getting charged by the feds for a racial hate crime that seriously threatened an innocent person’s well being. The crime was committed against him because of his race. She certainly wouldn’t have done it against a black man.


25 posted on 05/25/2014 1:29:14 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

That is what the company should have done


26 posted on 05/25/2014 1:29:59 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Aut Pax Aut Bellum

Maybe you’ll get a receipt from the waitperson who is black with the notation “honky in booth three” ......


27 posted on 05/25/2014 1:39:25 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: kingattax

Great. People reporting fake hate crimes are the ones committing the hate crime.


28 posted on 05/25/2014 1:39:56 PM PDT by BinaryBoy ("Immigration Reform" is ballot stuffing)
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To: I want the USA back

Even if it had been true it is not illegal to write what was supposedly written on the receipt.

There was no threat in the statement, so there would have been no punishment.

There is probably noting illegal about what the waitress did either. Maybe libel because the patrons name was shown. But you’d have to prove that she intentionally libeled that particular person. She probably didn’t. She probably didn’t care whose receipt she wrote that on, it could have been anybody. So there would be no case there either.

Unfortunately for her and RL she chose a person who is willing to fight back. Most people probably wouldn’t have bothered. Yeah for him!

I hope that woman gets some kind of punishment but I doubt she will.

There is so much bearing false witness going on these days ... there needs to be some repercussions from doing it.


29 posted on 05/25/2014 2:04:49 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Lorianne

My take is the same as yours. People should “get over it”. This should’ve been a non-issue from the beginning.


30 posted on 05/25/2014 2:13:02 PM PDT by grania
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To: Balding_Eagle

I’d be satisfied if she were never able to work in a job dealing with the public for the rest of her life. Oh, and a massive public retraction in all the state’s media for a year or two. Paid for by her, not Red Lobster. Far as I can see the only thing they did wrong here was to hire her.


31 posted on 05/25/2014 2:22:35 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: ChildOfThe60s

You beat me to it. Correct. Sue Red Lobster and they/their insurance company can sue their employee. Good luck collecting $1 million from her, though.

They will settle this quickly and quietly.


32 posted on 05/25/2014 2:29:49 PM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: SkyDancer

A guy I work with was at a diner in the city and waiting for his order to be called. The manager came to the front with a bag and was calling for “White” for a while before Joe realized he was the only white person in the place and that was probably his order. Sure enough on his receipt instead of a name it said “white”.


33 posted on 05/25/2014 2:44:11 PM PDT by Clintons Are White Trash (If stupid ever reaches $150 a barrel then I want the drilling rights to Maxine Water's head.)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

Only person white in the whole place? Where was he?


34 posted on 05/25/2014 2:46:12 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: SkyDancer

White Castle?


35 posted on 05/25/2014 2:48:07 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Dr. Ursus

Chicago?


36 posted on 05/25/2014 3:31:37 PM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: kingattax

Looks like Darden spun them off just in time.


37 posted on 05/25/2014 3:33:03 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

Lol


38 posted on 05/25/2014 3:56:02 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

I would like to borrow your tagline so that I can use it in emails to several liberals I know.


39 posted on 05/25/2014 3:59:52 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

If they didn’t fire her they are going to be in world of legal hurt.


40 posted on 05/25/2014 5:53:25 PM PDT by sunrise_sunset
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To: Dr. Ursus

SOBT in Orlando, it would be the Churches Fried Chicken.


41 posted on 05/25/2014 6:07:34 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash

That’s a great tagline you got there!


42 posted on 05/25/2014 7:24:37 PM PDT by Nea Wood (When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination.-Sowell)
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To: Aut Pax Aut Bellum
I'm not one to tell people what to do....but I'd advise against it. :)


43 posted on 05/25/2014 7:37:58 PM PDT by Daffynition (I stand with the Bundy Family!)
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To: EDINVA; GreyFriar

I went to the Red Lobster in Waldorf about two years ago in the evening and there was a signed in a blackboard in the front that said “NO LOBSTERS!”

I wish I would have taken a photo of that.


44 posted on 05/25/2014 7:44:27 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: EDINVA; GreyFriar

* sign


45 posted on 05/25/2014 7:45:16 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (A Realistically Really Real Housewife)
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To: Balding_Eagle
I hope the waitress loses and is forced to pay installments for at least the next 10 years.

Will never happen.. She is basically "Bullet Proof", meaning without attachable assets.. Her belligerence is part of her defenses, she has nothing to lose, so screw everyone else..

The only entity capable of a real punitive action against people like this, is the Government, and even they are limited to interactions with the Government itself..

46 posted on 05/26/2014 8:52:53 AM PDT by carlo3b (Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad.. Henry Kissinger)
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To: jocon307

“You can’t be in business without insurance. Because for sure you are going to get sued for a bunch of stuff along the way.

This suit is unusual, but I’d bet the Red Lobster chain gets sued scores of time each year, at least.”

I quoted out of context. A woman with little assets but with insurance was contending with a nuisance suit. This, since there is no real injury is a nuisance suit.


47 posted on 05/26/2014 2:07:42 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Gen.Blather

Yes, you are right about that. If a person has nothing, you can sue, but good luck collecting.

I’m not sure I agree this is a nuisance suit, they did defame this man. Maybe if a few other falsely accused people sue this nonsense will end.


48 posted on 05/26/2014 2:16:04 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: jocon307

“I’m not sure I agree this is a nuisance suit, they did defame this man.”

A cartoonist, I think his name was Ai Capp, was sued for a caricature of a person he put into his comic. The suit brought lots of publicity. As I recall the story the court did declare he’d defamed the man, but refused an award as there was no demonstrated loss. At the end Capp told the man, “initially only you and I knew. Now, everybody knows.”


49 posted on 05/26/2014 2:19:41 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Gen.Blather

“At the end Capp told the man, “initially only you and I knew. Now, everybody knows.”

LOL! That’s like the Spanish guy who sued somebody, google or whoever, to remove references to some bankruptcy or something bad that happened to him years ago.

As one fellow said, he’s made himself world famous for being some guy with a bankruptcy many years ago!


50 posted on 05/26/2014 3:15:17 PM PDT by jocon307
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