Johnny Gill Reportedly Suing The Four Seasons After Being Viciously Beaten In Racial Attack
My, my, my, what is the world coming to?
According to Courthouse News, soul singer Johnny Gill has filed a lawsuit against the Four Seasons, claiming that while on the luxury hotel’s property, he was viciously beaten and called racial slurs by an inebriated white male and the hotel’s staff did nothing to help him. He was reportedly beaten so badly that he couldn’t even go on stage to perform.
The incident allegedly occurred at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on August 23, 2011.
“Plaintiff was seated at the patio area of the dining/cocktail area with friends.At approximately 11 p.m. on said date, another guest who was obviously very inebriated sitting at another table in the patio area, without provocation hurled racially charged remarks at plaintiff. Plaintiff is African American and this individual who uttered these racially charged negatives remarks was Caucasian,” the complaint reads.
Court papers filed on behalf of Johnny by his attorney, Michael Shapiro, then go on to describe the troubling incident in further detail.
“Plaintiff objected to these unsolicited remarks and when he did so, this individual pushed plaintiff with such force and intensity that plaintiff was thrust up against a heating lamp causing great bodily injury with resulting pain and suffering, major medical expenses and loss of earnings as plaintiff was unable to perform as an entertainer, plaintiff’s extremely successful and lucrative chosen profession for over 20 years.”
“At no time did defendant’s security employees, staff or representative offer any assistance to plaintiff nor did any such intervene to protect plaintiff, prevent the individual from becoming inebriated and thus behaving in an unruly manner the result of which was the assault that was committed on plaintiff and the resulting injuries to plaintiff.”
Johnny is requesting $1 million in damages from the restaurant chain for negligence, failure to intervene, failure to exercise reasonable care, pain and suffering and lastly, medical expenses.