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Golden Corral settles lawsuit alleging racial discrimination

ROANOKE (AP) A Golden Corral restaurant in Roanoke has settled a lawsuit by two black women who accused it of racial discrimination.

Lawyers confirmed the case settled just before trial was set to begin July 29, The Roanoke Times reported.  Phyllis Williams and her daughter said the restaurant and two of its white employees accused Williams of putting chicken legs in her purse while eating at the restaurant’s buffet in 2017.

A restaurant manager announced he would search Williams’ purse and check security video. The Williamses called police and left. The restaurant said the issue wasn’t handled properly and pledged to retrain staff. The family later sued.

Settlement terms were not detailed in court filings and have not been released by either party.

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