Latest News

Lesbian files lawsuit against McDonald's after starting fight with Jamaican employee


Monday, October 08, 2012 | 7:32 AM    

Print this page Email A Friend!

NEW YORK, USA – A lesbian woman here who admitted to starting a violent fight in a Manhattan McDonald’s restaurant that involved a Jamaican employee is suing the fast food restaurant. 

Myika Darbeau, 25, filed papers in Manhattan Supreme Court charging that Jamaican Rayon McIntosh, 32, used “unnecessary, excessive and unlawful force” in the October 2011 incident that resulted in her skull being fractured.

Darbeau is also suing the owner of the franchise, charging there was inadequate security and the restaurant never should have hired someone with “brutal, dangerous, vicious propensities.” 

Police originally arrested McIntosh, saying he assaulted Darbeau and her lover, Rachel Edwards, with a heavy-duty grill scraper. 

A grand jury refused to indict McIntosh after seeing a video showing that Darbeau and Edwards jumped over the counter and started the fight.

McIntosh, an ex-convict who got out of jail in March 2011, was released, but Darbeau and Edwards were charged. 

They pleaded guilty last month to starting the fight and were sentence to probation.

Like our Facebook page

Follow us on Twitter





1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper – email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed:

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email:

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

comments powered by Disqus


Do you think an increase in JUTC bus fares is justified at this time?

View Results »


Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon