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.
ADOS/Black women are being beaten and assaulted by merchants because the clerk believed her to be Transgender. There have been no arrests or comments from the NYPD, the Mayor, or LBGTQ advocates.https://t.co/6ZmhAF8AHI
— Hojo65 🇺🇸 (@ados_strong) October 12, 2023
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.