WOMAN IS BODY SLAMMED OUTSIDE OF A TENNESSEE POPEYE


29-year-old Deriance Ra’Shaiel Hughes was charged with felony aggravated assault for the incident. A lawyer representing the victim, Debra Staggs, said that she was trying to get a refund after being double charged for food. Things escalated after Staggs and Hughes got into an argument. In a now viral video, Hughes is seen slamming staggs to the ground. There are conflicting stories about the incident, with employees reportedly accusing Staggs of using the n-word and asked her repeatedly to leave. Staggs’ lawyersd has denied that their client used the racial slur and said that store’s manager “immediately began insulting her” when she returned to request a refund after checking her bank statement. The lawyer said that she tried to leave the building before she was attacked. She reportedly suffered six cracked ribs, nine fractures and a broken knee. A Popeyes spokesperson said in a statement that the company was “shocked” over the attack. FULL STORY