Denny's Canada issues Facebook statement on racist tirade at Lethbridge restaurant

By Lara Fominoff @LaraFominoff on Twitter
May 10, 2018 - 10:32am

LETHBRIDGE -  One day after a video depicting a Cranbrook area woman on a racist rant directed towards several men went viral, Denny's Canada has issued a short statement about the incident.

The statement, on its Facebook page, indicates the company is extremely disturbed by the events April 21, and the company has zero tolerance for discrimination of any kind, and they do not condone or accept the type of behaviour and language that occurred in their restaurant.

The statement also indicates that employees are trained to intervene with disruptive guests, and based on an initial investigation, "it appears our manager followed proper protocol but was unable to de-escalate the situation, and thus contacted local law enforcement."

The statement continues with an apology. "We do apologize and regret that our guests had to endure this customer’s terrible behaviour and continue to work with local officials on their investigation of this incident."

Kelly Pocha has been identified by LNN as the woman in the video, taken by Monir Omerzai. Pocha has been fired from her administrative position at a car dealership in Cranbrook, B.C. 

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