Deli worker drags woman by her hair and assaults her after mistaking her for being trans

A New York woman who was caught on video being dragged by her hair by a deli clerk who mistook her for being transgender has filed a lawsuit against New York’s West Brighton Deli & Grill and the business’s owner, HuffPost reported.

Jasmine Adams, 35, alleges assault and battery in regards to the incident that occurred in July.

From HuffPost:

According to the lawsuit, the cashier became frustrated during a misunderstanding over a purchase of marijuana, and then accused Adams of trying to get him fired while also calling her a “transvestite.” The clerk is not named in the lawsuit, and he has not been publicly identified.

Video obtained by HuffPost appears to show a man in a white Denver Nuggets jersey dragging Adams by the hair, and then kicking her in the head while bystanders react in shock.

One person can be heard saying, “You don’t need to be doing all that.”

Read the full report over at HuffPost.

Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.