Black woman accuses restaurant chain J. Alexander's of racism after dispute at Detroit location 

Mail Online | 6/26/2019 | Keith Griffith For
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A black woman has filed a class-action lawsuit accusing staff at a J. Alexander's restaurant of racism, but the company has issued a categorical statement saying all of her claims are false.

Liah Gant filed the lawsuit just days after the confusing incident on June 20 at the restaurant in West Bloomfield, Michigan in the suburbs of Detroit.

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She claims that a bartender ordered her to give up her seat at the bar for two white men, took her drink away, and further claims that she was attacked by a white patron who hurled food and obscenities when she tried to complain to a manager.

The restaurant rejects those claims and said Gant's story is easily disproved by surveillance video - though the company has yet to release any footage.

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For her part, Gant released brief video clips, which do not shed much light on the matter.

Though she can be heard screaming accusations and pointing at various people, no racial epithets are heard in the video, and the context of the video is unclear.

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A man who appears to be the restaurant manager is seen with food smeared on his face, which he gestures to and says 'what about this?' as he tells Gant to leave the restaurant.

Gant's allegations are as follows. She says that she was sitting at the bar with a drink in front of her when the bartender called over two white men to take her seat and the open seat next to her, which she was saving for a friend.

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When she refused, she said the bartender took the drink away from her, poured it in the sink, and told Gant she wouldn't serve her.

Gant said she complained to the manager, who offered her a free drink but then reneged. She claims the manager ordered the bartender to stop serving her.

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