Black sorority members sue Ohio restaurant after police called
Members of a black sorority who say a restaurant discriminated against them by calling police have sued the business.
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The lawsuit by a group of Cleveland-based alumni of Delta Sigma Theta sorority includes claims of public accommodation, discrimination and making false alarms. It was filed Monday in Cuyahoga County court.
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Cleveland.com reports the lawsuit alleges restaurant managers at Bahama Breeze lied to police that the party of mostly sorority members threatened to leave without paying their checks.
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The lawsuit says several members of the group had to show receipts to leave even though most hadn’t been served or received their checks.
Florida-based Darden Restaurants owns Bahama Breeze. It says “everyone is welcome in our restaurants, and we strive to provide an exceptional experience for all our guests.”