A Bourbon Steak diner is suing General Manager Mark Politzer and the Mina Group, which owns the restaurant, for allegedly forcing her and others out of the Georgetown establishment and calling them “prostitutes” and “ladies of the night.”
The lawsuit filed by Kathryn Campbell in D.C. Superior Court on April 26 says that she was “improperly physically and emotionally abused and embarrassed” by Politzer upon being seated in the restaurant in April 2010 and “forcibly escorted off the premises.” She’s seeking $100,000 for medical expenses, loss of income and wages, and personal hardship suffered as a result of the incident. The complaint doesn’t specify exact physical injuries.
Politzer, who won a RAMMY award in 2010 for Restaurant Manager of the Year, and the Mina Group declined to comment on the lawsuit. Campbell’s lawyer hasn’t responded to several requests for comment.
Read the complaint below.