Young black couple arguing while having problems in their relationship at dining table.
Popeyes is facing a lawsuit after a woman was attacked in an altercation with employees at one of the restaurant’s Metro Atlanta locations. The victim claims the assault left her partially bald when she attempted to “simply” get food for her children.
The ordeal scared Dawson to the point where she was unsure if she’d make it out alive, claiming that the employees opened her car door to jump into the vehicle to fight her.
“I didn’t even think I was going to make it back to my kids,” she shared.
Dawson is suing the three employees involved in the assault and seeking damages from the food company itself. The David Bozeman Law Firm is representing her on claims of negligence by Popeyes’ upper management due to the manager of the Cleveland Ave locale having a known criminal history.
“This incident is an outrageous example of Popeyes’ failure to prioritize customer safety and well-being,” shared a statement.
“By hiring a manager with a history of violence, Popeyes exhibited a reckless disregard for the safety of their patrons. The manager and two employees exited Popeyes and violently attacked her inside her car. We are resolute in our commitment to holding the restaurant accountable for their actions and seeking justice for our client.”
However, Popeyes responded to these claims, confirming the assault did occur but that those directly overseeing followed the proper steps in handling it, stating they have “no tolerance for violence” at any of their nationwide locations. Despite this insistence, the fast food chain has been a hotspot for issues throughout the years.
The lawsuit remains ongoing as Dawson seeks justice for her physical and emotional turmoil.
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Source: Black Enterprise