Jasmine Adams, seated inside the offices of her attorney Robert Brown, on Friday Oct. 6, 2023. (Theodore Parisienne/New York Daily News/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)
A 35-year-old woman mistaken for a trans woman has filed a lawsuit against the owner/s of a Staten Island deli where she tried to cop weed before being brutally assaulted.
On Oct. 9, Jasmine Adams sought compensatory and punitive damages in the suit filed with New York’s Supreme Court from the owner/s of the West Brighton Deli Grocery Corp. She alleged that a now-former male employee used hate language because of her sexual orientation and attacked her physically on the night of July 28. In the lawsuit, she stated that the man referred to her as a “transvestite.”
Jasmine is openly bisexual.
The West Brighton Deli Grocery. (Theodore Parisienne/New York Daily News/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)
Video footage detailed the employee manhandling Jasmine while a crowd gathered outside the front of the store. He allegedly dragged the 35-year-old customer out of the establishment by her braids, leaving her on the curb and kicking her in the face.
Onlookers reacted to the alleged assault, yelling at the man that he had taken the situation too far. Wearing a basketball jersey, tee shirt and jeans, the deli worker casually returned to the store after the alleged attack.
“Oh my God…. you don’t have to do all that,” a female witness said in the video.
The employee reportedly is still employed at West Brighton Deli. He was also never arrested or charged with a crime. Jasmine described the ordeal as “malicious and emotionally” damaging.
Source: Black Enterprise