A McDonalds broken glass lawsuit has reportedly been filed by gospel singer Jacqueline Simpson, 52, who alleged voice complications after digging in to a piece of her chicken sandwich and biting into a shard “bigger than a penny.”
On Sunday evening, the only reports available were from The Daily Mail, The New York Post, and Gawker. Since the Boston Marathon bombing and a few other tabloid-esque reports via Mail and Post, we advise you to take this story quizzically for now. With that said, here’s the info we’ve got so far.
Simpson, a gospel singer and a clerk with the Attorney General’s office, filed suit late last week for an incident that allegedly occurred in 2010 at a Broadway McDonalds. “Now when I sing, I have a hoarse, rattly voice … I still sing alto, but I can’t sing soprano like I used to,” Simpson was reported as saying.
The McDonalds broken glass accusations are hardly the first time the golden arches have had to deal with angry customer lawsuits. In October 2012, The Inquisitr reported on 25-year-old Myika Darbeau, who filed a suit against the restaurant for injuries she sustained in a fight she initiated with an employee.
Rewind a few more months to March 2012, and Shelley Lynn, a former prostitute and employee of the Las Vegas Chicken Ranch brothel, filed on grounds that her brief tenure as a McDonalds employee led to her life in the world’s oldest profession.
In the latter case, Lynn maintained that her husband forced her into the sex trade because the pay at McDonalds was so bad.
As for Simpson, she may have a legitimate case if, in fact, she did bite into that glass shard. Not only has the incident allegedly altered her singing career, but it’s also provided some on-the-job annoyance in her role with the Attorney General’s office.
“I have to make a lot of calls for work, and I have to tell people that I’m not a man,” Simpson said. “Before, that never happened.”
What do you think of the McDonalds broken glass lawsuit — justified, and if so, how much would you award Simpson?