PopEye's Employee Body Slams Customer After Alleged Racial Abuse | Ebonynsweet

The usually one-sided media machine is currently spinning a story that went viral after a video of a Popeye's employee was captured body-slamming a white woman. After he said, was motivated after the woman allegedly threatened him with racist language.


Tennessean, reports that the 55-year-old woman remains hospitalized at Vanderbilt University Medical Center with nine fractures in her elbow, six broken ribs and a broken left leg after the altercation in the parking lot of Popeye's Louisiana Chicken restaurant in Columbia, Tenn.
 
Popeye's employee Deriance Ra'Shaiel Hughes, 29, was arrested Friday and charged with felony aggravated assault, according to Columbia Police. The incident occurred Tuesday, police said.
 
Rocky McElhaney, the woman's attorney, said Saturday the woman has undergone two surgeries and will require months of rehabilitation. He declined to name the woman until police identify her, but provided a photograph of her in the hospital and this account of what the woman said occurred.
 
The woman had eaten at Popeye's on Sunday, paying $13.11 for a meal of corn, biscuits, chicken tenders and apple pies. When she returned home, she noticed she had been billed twice.
 
She called the manager, who told her to come back to the restaurant with documentation in order to get a refund, McElhaney said.
 
When she got there she alleged that she was treated with hostility and anger from the manager," McElhaney said. However, we don't believe her story. There were words back and forth, and this when she used the N*Word.
 
A separate video circulating on social media from inside the restaurant shows a heated exchange between the woman and an employee behind the counter. In the audio, another man is heard telling the woman, who is white, "You are in the wrong place saying the n-word." The portion of the video that was published does not capture the woman using a racial slur.
 
McElhaney said the woman denies using a racial slur. Yea, right.
 
Her lawyer claimed "If she said something she should not have said in retaliation and the heat of the moment we do not condone that and she regrets that, but it does not give someone the right to break somebody's body almost in half."
 
McElhaney said "Nobody helped her. Nobody. Finally someone called an ambulance."
 
Columbia police said in a statement that others may be charged in the incident.
 
There are two-sides to every story. And we have yet to hear from Deriance Hughes or his legal representation.
 
Source: https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2019/11/09/lawyer-describes-altercation-before-tennessee-popeyes-assault/2544048001/

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