Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Author Teri Woods guests barred from party for being fat...

Uh-huh....I read this story in the NY Daily News while I was on my way to physical therapy on Monday...needless to say it pissed me the hell off....Mama Woods is hitting clubowners with a 1 BILLION dollar lawsuit....I KNOW that's right girlfriend!!.....read on fam....

It was supposed to be a big night for top urban fiction author Teri Woods, who had invited 175 people to party at a trendy SoHo nightclub to celebrate her new book.

But Woods ended up in tears when she found almost her entire guestlist being kept outside Greenhouse's notorious velvet rope.

Now a $1 billion class-action suit says the partygoers were denied entry because they were black.

"They should have just put up a sign that said, 'No Coloreds Allowed,'" fumed Kashan Robinson, 39, of the Bronx, one of the plaintiffs. "There was no reason for them to not allow us into that club, except for the color of our skin."

Club owner Barry Mullineaux declined to discuss what had happened to Woods' party beyond calling charges of racism "all pretty much bogus."

Woods has text messages she says he sent that night showing he was barring people based on appearance. "Everybody looking at me like this ur people Barry???" read a text message. "I couldn't let in 300lb girls."

Asked if he remembered sending the messages, Mullineaux said, "Not word for word."

Woods said, "I was clearly violated that night, and so were so many other people. ... All I know is it had something to do with 'your people' and 'fat.'" (Huh? SMDH)

A pioneer of the enormously successful urban or hip-hop fiction genre, Woods had planned a blowout on Aug. 6, complete with popular DJ Suss One, bottles of French Ciroc Vodka and gift bags with copies of her new book, "Alibi."

5 comments:

tiffanybraxton said...

I was a little confused. Was it for being fat or being black?

TavyDay said...

How disrespectful! That text msg is amazing evidence. Great post Ms. Quinn!

The ORIGINAL Runway Diva! said...

@ Tiffany....I think it looks like it was probably a little bit of both.

Plus Model/Singer/Songwriter/Actress Nikeya Young said...

Wow. That's just WRONG!

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