On Saturday, a couple apparently decided that they wanted to engage in oral sex and that nothing was going to stop them, not even the fact that they were inside a “family-friendly” restaurant.
A manager at Austin, Texas’s Baby Acapulco Tex-Mex restaurant allegedly caught Jonathan Hightower, 31, and Lashanda Fisher, 28, in the act inside a booth, reported Fox News. According to KXAN, the couple was going at it for about five minutes, all in front of young kids. The restaurant even reportedly offers a “kids eat free” deal at least once a week. A police affidavit states that other patrons in the restaurant were offended by the sexual act.
One patron told police she was trying to eat when she caught a glimpse of the X-rated sight. She said she “observed the female suspect giving oral sex to the male suspect” and that she saw the woman’s “head bobbing
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Ken Friedman, owner of the critically beloved Spotted Pig restaurant in New York City, is now facing a series of sexual harassment allegations. In a large-scale expose published in The New York Times, reporters reveal a series of hideous allegations being made against the noted restaurateur. One particularly horrific story involves a “rape room” inside one of his eateries.
Alongside specific accusations with detailed descriptions of incidences of forced kissing and non-consensual groping, former employees of the Spotted Pig restaurant discussed an extreme culture of sexually inappropriate behavior that was pervasive at the location.
“There is a grab-ass, superfun late-night culture — I love that part of the industry. But there is a difference between fun and sexualized camaraderie and predation. When you are made to feel unsafe or dirty or embarrassed, that is a different thing,” said the former wine director of the Spotted Pig, Carla Rza Betts.
Sexually inappropriate behavior was so
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A 5-year-old boy was trapped inside a rotating Atlanta restaurant and killed back in April. Now, his parents have filed a lawsuit against the 73-story hotel and restaurant where he died.
Charlie Holt’s head was caught in a 5-inch gap between a piece of furniture and wall while the floor of the restaurant, Sun Dial, rotated, the Charlotte Observer reported. Marriott International, Inc. owns the Westin Peachtree Hotel where Sun Dial is located, and they are all named in the suit.
The boy’s parents, Michael and Rebecca Holt, are accusing the companies of negligence for failing to address a “longstanding safety hazard.” It argues that there were no protections to stop children from getting trapped. Furthermore, it alleges that no emergency stop mechanism exists on the wall to quickly stop the rotation in the event of such an incident.
“Due to the pending litigation, we are not commenting on the matter,” Marriott International,
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A white resturant manager in South Carolina is accused of enslaving a black employee. According to the Post-Courier, 52-year-old Bobby Paul Edwards of Lakeside Drive is facing a charge of forced labor for his treatment of Christopher Smith at JJ Cafeteria.
Smith had worked for 23 years at the restaurant. The allegations came to light after state social workers received a tip from someone concerned for his safety. According to prosecutors, Edwards “used force, threats of force, physical restraint and coercion” to get Smith to work. Smith, who has an intellectual disability, was said to work 18-hour shifts six days a week. He often worked without breaks and had been hit with a frying pan, burned with grease-covered tongs and beaten with butcher knives, belt buckles and fists “while being called the N-word repeatedly,” per his lawyers.
His salary was less than $3,000 a year.
Edwards’ lawyer asserts his innocence. If found
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A former New York City vegan restaurant owner was sent to jail on Wednesday for over three months after confessing to stealing from investors and not paying 84 employees.
Sarma Melngailis, 44, and with her estranged husband Anthony Strangis, pleaded guilty to the crimes at her businesses Pure Food Wine in Chelsea and One Lucky Duck juice bar in Gramercy, according to the New York Daily News.
As a condition of her guilty plea, Melngailis only had to admit to stealing over $200,000 from one investor. In total, she is accused of stealing $844,000 from four investors.
Strangis was sentenced to time served after spending a year on Rikers Island. Melngailis was sentenced to three and a half months on Rikers Island.
According to Vanity Fair, Melngailis had thrived before meeting Strangis, a gambler with a criminal past, in 2011 on Twitter. Chelsea Clinton and Alec Baldwin were among her
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