FOX BUSINESS – U.S. District Judge Fernando Olguin in Los Angeles rule on Friday that entrepreneur Byron Allen could try to prove that McDonald’s violated federal and California civil rights laws by deeming black-owned media networks ineligible for the “vast majority” of its advertising dollars.
While not ruling on the merits of the $10 billion lawsuit, Olguin cited allegations that Entertainment Studios had since its 2009 founding tried repeatedly and unsuccessfully to obtain a contract from McDonald’s, whose “racist” corporate culture harmed Allen.
“Taken together, and construed in the light most favorable to plaintiffs, plaintiffs have alleged sufficient facts to support an inference of intentional discrimination,” Olguin wrote.
“The lawsuit said Blacks represent 40% of fast food customers, but McDonald’s spent just 0.3% of its $1.6 billion U.S. ad budget in 2019 on Black-owned media.”
In a statement on Tuesday, McDonald’s lawyer Loretta Lynch maintained that the Chicago-based company viewed the lawsuit as “about revenue, not race,” and believed the evidence would show there was no discrimination.
“Plaintiffs’ groundless allegations ignore both McDonald’s legitimate business reasons for not investing more on their channels … ” READ MORE.
“Allen previously sued Comcast, claiming racial discrimination when the cable giant refused to carry his company’s entertainment channels. The case made it all the way up to the Supreme Court.
“But the justices ruled unanimously in favor of Comcast, concluding that Allen had to show that were it not for race, he would have landed the carriage contracts. Comcast denied the claims in the lawsuit.” – DEADLINE, June 24, 2021
Black man goes on rampage with axe in New York McDonalds
After an altercation with three other men, the victim pulled out an axe and starting smashing up the restaurant.
Sept 18, 2020
MARCA – A man has been arrested after going on a crazy axe wielding rampage in a New York City Mcdonalds.
The man in question is Michael Palacios, who after being punched repeatedly in the face by three men in the fast-food restaurant, decided enough was enough and pulled out an axe from his bag.
Palacios then went on a rampage and can be seen waving his axe around, threatening the three men with whom he had previously had the altercation with. In his rage, he proceeded to smash up everything in his path, which included tables, chairs and windows of the restaurant.
Many of those inside ran to safety, whilst several people filmed the man whilst dodging the swings of his axe.
It’s reported that the whole episode started because axe man Palacios attempted to flirt with a fellow dinner, who didn’t reciprocate … READ MORE.