NEW YORK (AP) – New details have emerged about a scuffle outside a popular New York restaurant between several out-of-town visitors and an employee over the restaurant’s requirement that guests present a proof of vaccination.
Lawyers for Carmine’s and three women from Texas who face charges in connection with the melee last Thursday told the New York Times that the women had provided documents about COVID-19 vaccinations but the altercation continued. intensified after two men who joined the party failed to do so. I have no proof.
The restaurant hostess, who is white, seen being attacked in a video shot by a bystander suggested the vaccination cards were fake, spoke condescendingly to the group, who are black, and used an insult racial, a women’s lawyer told The Times.
The dispute was a “mutual fight,” said Justin Moore.
Carolyn Richmond, a lawyer representing Carmine’s, denied the request, writing in an email to The Times that “nothing in this incident suggests race was an issue.”
Surveillance footage examined by The Times showed the three women being ushered inside the restaurant after showing documents outside. It showed three men showing up a few minutes later, but only one showing a vaccination card. The fight broke out soon after.