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Man Sues Starbucks And Oprah for $15M Claiming Chai Tea Spiked With Heroin
Newsone ^ | Jul 28, 2014 | Ruth Manuel-Logan

Posted on 07/28/2014 7:14:26 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Why is Vernon Charles Allen Merriweather suing talk show maven Oprah Winfrey and Starbucks for discrimination and harassment to the tune of $15 million? Well, the man claims that the tea bearing Oprah’s name and sold at the famed coffee chain was not only laced with heroin but Ambien and hallucinogens as well, according to TMZ.

The Buffalo, New York, resident allegedly filed a federal lawsuit stating that when he applied for a job at Starbucks, he was told in no uncertain terms, “We don’t hire ni****s!” The suit then claims the baristas referred to themselves as members of the White separatist group the Aryan nation during Merriweather’s visit.

Reportedly there is one major hole in Merriweather’s tale: Teavana Oprah Chai, which is now available at Starbucks and Teavana stores nationwide and in Canada, was added to the retailer’s offerings a whole six months after Merriweather’s suit was filed.

Besides Merriweather’s Oprah and Starbucks lawsuits, he is also reportedly gunning for two colleges in Buffalo as well, accusing the educational institutions of discrimination and harassment and demanding that all parties at the universities mentioned in the suit get diversity training to boot! Oy vey!


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: heroin; lawsuit; optah; starbucks

1 posted on 07/28/2014 7:14:26 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Hello, I am insane in about 27 different ways. And that’s why I’m suing ... ummmm ... I’m suing .... errrrr ... I’m suing Dan Quayle. That’s right. I’m suing Dan Quayle. Because I’m just insane.


2 posted on 07/28/2014 7:18:32 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: nickcarraway

And yet he will find Lawyers to take it to Court. Tort reform at a National level would cure a good chunk of this Nations ills.


3 posted on 07/28/2014 7:19:23 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: nickcarraway

According to Starbucks the drink concoction wasn’t out until six months later.


4 posted on 07/28/2014 7:19:55 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: nickcarraway

We’ve got illegal aliens in Los Angeles that do this. One guy is wheel-chair bound. He scours the Southland looking for people who don’t quite meet the American’s With Disabilities Act. A mirror may be one inch higher than it should be. A doorway may be 1/2 inch narrower than it should be.

He gets thousands of dollars for these suits, and he’s got some vile attorney on retainer that files these suits over and over and over again.

Most places just settle for thousands to tens of thousands.

Beats working for a living.


5 posted on 07/28/2014 7:21:54 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Think how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are stupider than that.)
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To: nickcarraway

Shut up will ya Kayne West and just leave the country .I understand that Iraq is pleasant this time of year. You can open your own Starbucks imsure


6 posted on 07/28/2014 7:21:55 PM PDT by shadeaud (Be strong when you are weak.)
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To: DAC21

Three bogus suits and you’re out.

That would help!


7 posted on 07/28/2014 7:22:48 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Think how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are stupider than that.)
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To: nickcarraway
Starbucks Oprah Tea sales just increased by about 7,000 percent courtesy of this idiot.

As effective as gays going after Chik-Filet. Their sales skyrocketed so high their distribution chains couldn't keep up with increased volume.

8 posted on 07/28/2014 7:23:14 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: nickcarraway

The troubled gentleman.

9 posted on 07/28/2014 7:23:35 PM PDT by gaijin
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10 posted on 07/28/2014 7:25:31 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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Based on his childish behavior, he could be the four year old preschooler or the frownfaced adult.


11 posted on 07/28/2014 7:26:47 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: nickcarraway
Well, the man claims that the tea bearing Oprah’s name and sold at the famed coffee chain was not only laced with heroin but Ambien and hallucinogens as well..

Considering who she relentlessly pushed for POTUS, I'll side with this guy being that he has more credibility.

12 posted on 07/28/2014 7:27:11 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: nickcarraway

ahhhh the crazies just get more amusing


13 posted on 07/28/2014 8:01:53 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: SkyDancer

Yes, but the also deny Lee Harvey Oswald was a barista there.


14 posted on 07/28/2014 8:06:43 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

My friend and I used to always say that Famous Amos cookies must have had heroin in them. Do you think we have a case?


15 posted on 07/28/2014 8:56:07 PM PDT by jocon307
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....he was told in no uncertain terms, “We don’t hire ni****s!” The suit then claims the baristas referred to themselves as members of the White separatist group the Aryan nation.....

Well...that explains the White Mocha on the menu.

16 posted on 07/28/2014 9:47:54 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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Do you think we have a case?

If you were in California, yes. There's no statute of limitations for moonbattery there.

Not sure about the land of Krispy Kreames though.

17 posted on 07/28/2014 9:50:01 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: nickcarraway

I’m guessing schizophrenia and missed meds.


18 posted on 07/28/2014 9:57:16 PM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: nickcarraway

“FiveBucks” will add free pharmaceuticals and narcotics to their coffee the day after Jesus returns.

Freebes are what GibsMeDatswant, not businessmen.


19 posted on 07/28/2014 10:19:50 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est. Because of what Islam is - and for what Muslims do.)
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To: jocon307

You only have a case if you do a class action suit against Famous Amos, Mrs. Fields, the Keebler Elves, Cookie Monster, and other cookie-based characters.


20 posted on 07/28/2014 10:51:41 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Chai is just Greek for “tea”.

so rocket scientist oprah/starbucks called their product “tea tea”.

just poop trying to find suckers via a celebrity campaign.


21 posted on 07/29/2014 11:42:59 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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