Homeless man sues fast food giant
BOSTON: A homeless Boston man who was wrongfully accused of trying to use counterfeit cash at Burger King, and who spent three months in jail, is suing the fast food giant.
Emory Ellis says in a lawsuit filed this week that he was discriminated against because he was black and homeless.
Ellis was arrested in 2015 after he tried to buy breakfast using a note that the cashier thought was fake.
The lawsuit says Ellis’s arrest resulted in a probation violation that landed him in jail before prosecutors dropped the charge as the note was genuine. – AP