Leslie Jones Accuses L.A. Ritz-Carlton Hotel Of Discrimination – Tha Wire
Today in Tha Wire comedian/actress Leslie Jones didn't disappoint, with her debut as this years host at the 2017 BET Awards. As always she was hilarious, and worked the stage like the pro she is. Though the star had a ball entertaining on her first gig with the network, girlfriend wasn't happy with her hotel hospitality. The Ritz-Carlton in downtown L.A. was the host-hotel for the awards show, and that's were the network booked the stars accommodations at the luxury hotel. However, looks like they rubbed Ms. Jones the wrong way.
Only time will tell if the Ritz can stop the bleeding. Leslie didn't reply to their comment, but for added measure Marriott offered additional apologies tweeting:
Hopefully both sides can workout whatever grievances took place. Unfortunately this isn't the first time the famous hotel chain has been accused of discrimination. Matter of fact, about 2-years ago the North Carolina Attorney General's Office launched an investigation against their Charlotte branch. The Charlotte Observer reports the Ritz-Carlton in uptown Charlotte, was charging a 15% surcharge to their lounge customers during the 2015 CIAA basketball tournament.
The hotel was accused of discrimination, and facing an extensive lawsuit. Though they denied the accusations, the hotel giant settle out of court with the state and CIAA. At the end of the day, the uptown Ritz would agree to the following three things:
▪ Give refunds to all the customers who paid the surcharge.
▪ Notify customers of special service charges in their menus, as well as have servers verbalize the policy to customers.
▪ Donated $75,000 to the CIAA Scholarship Fund.
As more details on the current situation become available, as always we will keep you posted. In the meantime get your daily entertainment news, with Tha Wire on The People's Station 107 Jamz.